Value: 2CP per rank
You have suffered damage to your hearing. The nature of the damage is such that it cannot be repaired by either technological or supernatural means, and powers or feats cannot compensate for the penalties associated with it.
Rank 1 (2CP), Partial Deafness: You take a -6 penalty to Observe checks to do with hearing, and may not spend Actions Points to re-roll them.
Rank 2 (4CP), Total Deafness: You automatically fail Observe checks to do with hearing, take a -4 penalty on Initiative checks, and have a 20% chance of spell failure when casting spells with verbal components and/or a -4 to Perform checks you make to Dramatically Activate a power.