I have a young relative who lost her hearing at a very early age. When she was in junior high she had high-tech hearing aids surgically implanted. When she told me about them, my response was “Cool! You’re a cyborg!” I’ve always felt good about that response. When in doubt, going positive is almost always the right move, and instead of having the conversation move on to how much the procedure had sucked, instead she told me all about how the implants also worked as Bluetooth headphones.