I'm a musician, and I value my hearing very much. I love being able to hear different tones and pitches, and I can't imagine life otherwise.
1. If you're totally tone deaf and you "hear" music, what exactly do you hear? My dad told me that there was an emperor (or something) of China, and he had an extra assistant to tell him to when the anthem was playing so he would stand at the right time. Is it really that bad?
2. If you're totally tone deaf and someone talks to you, do you hear a monotone voice?
I've always wondered what it was like if you were tone deaf.