From the WoW forums (thanks Victor!):
“I recently had an accident that resulted in the permanent lose of my hearing… I felt more alone than ever.”
Oh man, that… that sucks.
“Do you know what the first question i got from my guild leader was? He asked me if i could still use vent.”
“He tells me that i can’t raid unless i have vent. Guild rules and all. I was pissed. After a huge blow out between us i get removed from the guild and put on ignore.”