i feel like the show never really gave a definitive answer to what root hears with her ear. does she only hear the machine, and the digital recorded sound she sends through the implant (like phone calls), or does the implant have its normal function as well? like, when the machine was offline, did root have no sound detection through the implant, or? genuinely curious about your opinion about this, because i can never make up my mind...
she cant hear anything, only the machine, unless she puts on the sound processor (the external part that has the microphone, speech processor etc)
my hc is she wears it rarely either because she likes to leave that ear for tm lol or she doesnt like the distortion. still it helps with localizing sounds (and shes gonna need to do that if she wants to play hide and seek in the park at night like in 5x09 wtf root) … and to hear tm she only needs the internal part cause i think thats what the show has been saying. dont see how that would work but its sci-fi and unsurprisingly i like the idea that she is there 24/7