Blind vs. Deaf: Who is the lesser of 2 evils?

Posted by: retrogamer176

I'm asking if you'd rather be blind or deaf.

  • Blind

  • Deaf

15% 3 votes
85% 17 votes
  • This is a very difficult choice, not seeing the world ever or not being able to hear it. I'm going to have to pick this one, since you have your imagination to view things and people can describe them to you (though I'm not sure how they would) but if you can't hear, you don't know what other people sound like, no music, nothing. The silence would drive me insane, I can't even work in silence

    Posted by: Itani
  • This way I can still read books, play video games and watch anime though I'll be reading alot of subtitles.

  • We're working on our ability to restore or even obtain the sense of hearing again with cochlear implants. ^^ We're getting better at fixing this. Eyes still need plenty of work.

    Posted by: yahuaa
  • I have perfect vision so if I lost it that would suck.

  • if your blind, you cannot see... much more useful in day to day. I wanna cross a street on my own! and you can read lips if deaf, and use ASL

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triangle.128k says2015-04-05T21:39:56.4255802-05:00
Very depressing question.
yahuaa says2015-04-05T23:07:26.1614218-05:00
Only because our current perceptions are daunted by despair. Take heart. Wondrous minds are attempting to aid humanity. Any little bit helps though. Grab the metaphorical shovel and let's make something grand.
Itani says2015-04-05T23:11:20.1039050-05:00
I'm surprised I'm the only one. Though being blind definently hinders more of your life than being deaf, I really don't think I could handle the silence, but maybe I wouldn't really be able to tell what silence is if I never heard it (or... Not hear it)?
yahuaa says2015-04-05T23:21:47.6013991-05:00
I would agree with ya, mate. Blind is not so bad compared to complete and utter silence. Especially if we lost the sense. We can repair the sense though, and we still have a way to go to repair the eyes. That's my reasoning.
Itani says2015-04-05T23:31:36.3875323-05:00
True, but I thought we can't repair someone who is completely deaf?
yahuaa says2015-04-05T23:34:19.3514799-05:00
Not entirely sure. Too tired to check today, but step by step. I think it depends on where the signal is being diverted.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T23:56:29.8572301-05:00
It is possible for a blind person to see using echolocation. It is possible to hear sound with your tongue now thanks to a new technology.
crys says2015-04-06T00:59:39.5072411-05:00
But not every1 is able to effort d machines nd d thing is dat a blind has less chances den d deaf person bcz he cn c nd think fr d pln cn make plan by seeing d world it is nt dat a blind person cnt but mostly deaf ppl hve more chances
Itani says2015-04-06T07:28:01.2204102-05:00
I agree, but that was so hard to read, why are you typing like that?

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