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    My Sisterinlaws parents are both profoundly deaf, Wonderful People, who have raised three Children, seen they had a good education, attained profesions.

    But, when I suggested, if I had the choice to be blind or deaf, I said deaf, She went ballistic, I still stand by my opinion, I know It’s contentious, your choice, and why :heart:

     

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    Totally deaf in my right ear all my life. Industrial deafness in t’other one, big compo payout. Problems only occur in noisy environments like bars full of English expats! :whistle: So even if fully deaf I would still see a bus coming straight at me, blind well that’s totally different! Deaf every time. :good:

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    I had a prob for months, deaf in one ear, hopeless in company, (HAPPILY, before I encountered brits in bars BE :-) ),

     

    I only have to shut my eyes, for me, no choice to make, I could appreciate her point but she was utterly, furious :unsure:

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    I fully agree I would hate to be blind, never to see beautiful views, flowers, butterflies, sun sets, my families faces, would be horrendous. Plus if your totally deaf you can communicate via sign language etc. Perhaps  there was something lost in the conversation , to provoke her reaction.

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    Not entirely BV, she was absolutely, utterly, adamant, her parents, lost out through lack of communication, (her mother was undoubtedly a very clever Lady), I gave up when she became angry, no discussion possible.

    My opinion is unchanged, if I had the dreadful choice to make, deaf for me.

     

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    Pardon, you will have to excuse me, I am blind in my right ear    :whistle:

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    So sad Bill, there’s a lot of emotion and passion and family all mixed up here! But I agree, never to see again would be my worst nightmare.  A deaf person could still read, learn, write, speak!  Being deaf is horrible , you are cut off, but a lot of people lead wonderful lives even so. There was a lovely MP, name escapes me, who was/ is a very successful MP and gives speeches so well modulated you would never guess he is deaf!  I’m sure given the right circumstances even being deaf shouldn’t hold you back in life. Even totally paralysed people can operate technology with their eyes now and communicate and write books. But Bill , sometimes it’s best to keep quiet!  :heart:

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