Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Your Turn

Would you rather lose your sight or your hearing?

52 comments:

rajahcat said...

hearing by far

losing sight is a larger loss of control

MeanieRhysie said...

Ugh. Now 80% deaf; was born hearing-impaired, so I guess I'm used to not having full hearing.

Being blind would suck.

sandybrook said...

There's a lot of idiotic nonsense out there I can do w/o hearing but there's plenty of things to see.
I had an eye operation when I was young and my face was bandaged and I couldn't see fir days wasn't something I would want permanently.

Dena said...

Hearing, just because of Sophia Vergara & David Beckham.

Renoblondee said...

I'd have to go hearing if I must pick.

Violet said...

Me too meanie!! Double hearing aided. Deaf rather than blind in a heartbeat.

AndrewBW said...

I would rather lose my sight than my hearing. Neither would be good, but I think I could adapt better to loss of sight than to loss of hearing.

witwritergirl said...

Hearing. I'd feel frightened if I couldn't see.

MeanieRhysie said...

Hey sistah deafie! Profoundly deaf in left ear since birth; worsening and worsening right ear. I haven't worn aids since I was a teenager, hated those things! Do you sign? Pretty sure you lip-read.

VIPblonde said...

Um, neither. Because you need both to fully appreciate this ;)

auntliddy said...

I took classes in sign language and some of the hearing impaired, actually most, wld rather be blind than deaf. They say with deafness you miss sooo much. After spending morning with 4 grandchildren, ages 11 to 3, part time in car, i may be leaning toward deaf, lol

helen smith said...

This is a timely and touchy subject for me. A woman I know was diiagnosed with a disease that was causing her to go blind. She decided she couldn't live that way and killed herself. A disability must be extremely hard to adjust to but I would think I could endure anything with the help of my loved ones and friends.

helen smith said...

Sorry to be a huge downer

OneEyeCharlie said...

An interesting question, but I'm afraid I'm a bit biased

MeanieRhysie said...

:( @helen, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Violet said...

I started to lose my hearing in my 20s Meanie. Perfect hearing until then. It's getting progressively worse over the years but I manage well with aids. No need for signing. I suspect I lip read without knowing I do it.

helen smith said...

Thanks Meanie. It was just last month and has been such a shock for all who loved and knew her.

AKM said...

As much as I adore music, I'd rather lose my hearing. I'm just too visual -- even if a recent study tried to tell me that that's actually a myth -- and I don't know if this old dog could learn Braille for all my book-readin'.

Violet said...

Charlie. Sensory impaired internet chums.

Lyrics Ann Chords said...

Hearing..beacause of Britney Spears

fancyscreenname said...

hearing

auntliddy said...

Ot, did anyone see angie jolie tape that supisedly shows he"r wild eyed and in a filthy apartment raving on the phone. ". Ok, i saw it, she is antsy, but carrying sane conversation, not wild eyed, seems calm, and apt my be messy but not filthy. Huge exaggeration.

figgy said...

Hearing easily. I'm not much of a music lover, and my bff is a sign language interpreter for the Deaf, so he could hook me up with learning how to sign.

But losing my sight? I can't imagine the horror.

Violet said...

The thought of losing my sight scares the s**t out of me tbh. There was a UK policeman who was blinded when he was shot in the face - he killed himself a year or so later. Just could never come to terms with losing his sight. Heartbreaking.

Ray Nicolet said...

So sorry for your loss Helen. I have a family member with a similar disease. Good thoughts your way.

KidJones said...

Hearing. I know (and teach) sign language.

MISCH said...

I am not going here

discoflux said...

Hearing. Most of the time I just want people to shut up anyway.

Plus, I wouldn't be able to paint my nails or do technical editing if I were blind.

crila16 said...

Neither

Sunshine said...

Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Sunshine bringing in some old school Steppenwolf

sifichick said...

I'm legally blind and have been since birth. I live and breathe music. So I'd have to go with being a blindie. I already know what it's like and I'd curl up and die if I couldn't hear music.

Count Jerkula said...

Hearing. During my youth I grew accustomed to porn on mute. Would make relationships much easier also.

The Real Dragon said...

God forbid my hearing

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I love when you guys share these things, it's interesting to know more about who you are.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Wow, these accounts are heartbreaking. So sorry Helen but glad u shared with these kind peeps here.

I'm going to count my blessings.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@1 i Charlie. My first assumption about your screen name had nothing to do with your vision.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@Sifi, well you sure do well here with what you got. (-:
Props to u!!

Snapdragon said...

I have already thought about this: hearing (I did lose some hearing in my right ear). I am way too visually oriented, an illustrator by training, and losing my sight would mean losing my livelihood.

parissucksliterally said...

That is a tough choice. Logically, I would think sight is more important, but my love of music, and not being able to hear it and sing would be devastating.

I am grateful to have both.

Snapdragon said...

And @Helen, how very sad. I'm sorry for her family and loved ones.

Sandyjade V said...

Hearing. I prefer my silence.

Lissette said...

I'd rather lose my hearing. People lie, you'd have to pay attention to what they do, not what they say...

Brenda L said...

Music means so much to me!!!!!!! I'd have to choose sight....

lucy said...

My father was born without 3/4 of his sight in one eye and 1/2 in the other. My mom lost 3/4 of her hearing in one ear and 1/4 in the other in her 20s. Surgery for dad poses too much risk of full blindness so he just functions the way he is. Most people have no idea he is impaired. Mom has had hearing aids for 30 years. She upgrades them regularly but still picks up too much background noise, misses a lot, and has many people tell her "never mind" when asked to repeat themselves. Seeing their impairments up close, it's clear that dad has an easier time than mom...but if we're talking about full sensory loss I would choose to give up my hearing. I've never gotten as much joy out of sound as I have the beautiful things I've seen.

TV Junkie said...

Best scene in cinematic history!!

hothotheat said...

Hearing. Then I wouldn't have to listen to the drama queen I work with every fcking day.

Pazazz said...

I have a blind friend/ex coworker and I'm amazed at the things he can do even tho he can't see. Hell he even changed my flat tire on the turnpike one day while I was driving him home. So with that side I would rather be blind.

beth olio said...

This is a hard one. For safety and life function I would like to have my sight but I've been told that being deaf can be very lonely. I'm such a social person that might be harder. The potential isolation is pretty scary.

beth olio said...

This is a hard one. For safety and life function I would like to have my sight but I've been told that being deaf can be very lonely. I'm such a social person that might be harder. The potential isolation is pretty scary.

NaughtyNurse said...

Horrible thing to think about, but I guess I would rather lose hearing. The thought of never seeing my kids' faces again is awful.

hunter said...

Hearing. I need my sight to see. Also I'm super creative and artsy, losing that would be like losing my soul. :(