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InvisibleLetto
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I feel sorry for deaf people...
    #2050483 - 10/28/03 02:12 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Because they'll never again be able to hear how wonderful and powerful music can truly be.

Plus all the other reasons too, but I think I would seriously consider suicide if I became deaf because music is that important.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Letto]
    #2050625 - 10/28/03 03:04 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

> Because they'll never again be able to hear how wonderful and powerful music can truly be.

The wife of Vinton Cerf, the true inventor of the internet (he invented IP which is Internet Protocol... sorry Mr. Gore), is deaf. About ten years ago she got implants that let her hear for the first time. Watching her listen to music for the first time was one of the more magical moments I have ever seen.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Letto]
    #2050875 - 10/28/03 04:46 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I would rather be deaf than blind, if there was a choice in the matter.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Xochitl]
    #2050902 - 10/28/03 04:58 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Not me I would rather be blind then deaf. Music is such a big part in my life. I seriously listen and play instruments when ever I can.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Osker246]
    #2050939 - 10/28/03 05:12 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

it wouldnt be as big if i were deaf from the start, but if i BECAME deaf, that would seriously suck, knowing what I am missing. Id choose hearing over sight if i had to anyday


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: kristina420]
    #2050964 - 10/28/03 05:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hahaha imagine your frind writing on a paper, hey dude I know you cant hear it, but this new Rdiohead album is the best one ever. So good Tom is being elected leader of the free republic. That would suck...


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Letto]
    #2051015 - 10/28/03 05:37 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Beethoven was deaf, but still brilliant with music......


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Annom]
    #2051025 - 10/28/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, but not everyone is a musical genius. Plus I remember hearing that he had to keep his ear to the floor in order to feel the vibrations.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Letto]
    #2051035 - 10/28/03 05:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Dude how badass can one get. Ummm I make famous music by listening to the vibrations on the floor.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Letto]
    #2051132 - 10/28/03 06:13 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

MMerletto said:
Yes, but not everyone is a musical genius. Plus I remember hearing that he had to keep his ear to the floor in order to feel the vibrations. 




I bet that made it tough to reach the keys  :lol: 


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: BluMonkee]
    #2051175 - 10/28/03 07:54 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I thought he was tone def?


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: HELLA_TIGHT]
    #2051206 - 10/28/03 08:04 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)



there's always braille music  :thumbup: 


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: HELLA_TIGHT]
    #2051376 - 10/28/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Beethoven went deaf halfway through his career.
Most of his well known stuff was written while he was completely deaf.. including the 9th symphony..

He composed the symphonies in his mind before writing them down on paper. He didn't "hear" a note of them.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Xochitl]
    #2051417 - 10/28/03 08:58 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

I would rather be deaf than blind, if there was a choice in the matter.




Yes, I would rather be deaf than blind. I love music and it has always been a positive element in my life, but being cursed to never see the sunset over the Grand Canyon or the view from atop Chichen Itza or my kittens or a forgiving smile again would be a major loss. The loss of music would be a blow, but for me, not as much as visual ability. Plus, from a practical perspective, being blind would be incredibly debilitating, while being deaf (while having its own set of difficulties) would be much easier to live with. But thats just me :thumbup: 


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Xochitl]
    #2051435 - 10/28/03 09:02 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

True that.. plus you could never post on the Shroomery again  :shocked:

Sheepish who posts here, is partially deaf. He has to wear a hearing aid, but he still enjoys his metal  :laugh: 


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Shroomism]
    #2051809 - 10/28/03 10:44 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Interesting discussion. I am a teacher of the blind and have thought about this often. With deafness- there is the cochlear implant and some way to get useful hearing for many deaf people. It will be a long time before the same can be said for blindness. There may be some ways to stimulate visual responses, but it will be a really long time before there is eye transplants or anything that will let most blind people see.
Having said that, I think it would be one thing to lose your vision or hearing and quite another to never have had it. Given a choice at this point I would rather lose my hearing. At least then travel and complete independence would be an option. But then again, I can read braille already....


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Fuman]
    #2051900 - 10/28/03 11:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

> But then again, I can read braille already....

can ya' tell me what this chick is listenin' to then ???


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: BluMonkee]
    #2052080 - 10/29/03 12:05 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

It says "manufactured of the... and it says "information". it is really hard to see the braille, but that is what I could make out.


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: Fuman]
    #2052845 - 10/29/03 04:43 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i play music, keys specifically, so i think if i was blind that would make me like 10 times cooler....

EDIT: actually my vision was 20/75 at last appointment, how far is that from "legally" blind?


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Re: I feel sorry for deaf people... [Re: cortex]
    #2053116 - 10/29/03 09:52 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I'd have to take sight over hearing any day of the week. There's so much beautiful shit out in the world...

But maybe, if the blind really DO get visuals from acid, I'd reconsider. There's alot of beautiful shit in LSD, too.


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