What would you miss most ? listening or reading ?

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    Never tried personally (besides my little four-year-old’s), but a colleague of mine, now retired, was becoming blind and she was reading the complete work of Marcel Proust on audio books. She said it was still better than no book at all.
     
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    My academic career was in literature as was my professional life. Enough! I'll stick with music. Listening to music (and I have very wide tastes) gets better and more important the older I get.
     
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    This is a very hard question and I don't think I could make a choice. I read all the time. I listen to music all the time. When I'm reading I usually have some jazz playing low in the background. It helps to mask the severe ringing I have in my ears, which is a huge distraction when I'm reading.
     
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    Good to know that I'm not the only one who's got a drunken dj living in his head...
     
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    As a person with failing eyesight & 75% hearing loss, my answer is yes. Yes I miss both senses.
     
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    i'm sorry to hear that. What we take for granted is not granted.
     
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    I wouldn't want to "give up" either.

    Blind people can still play music and read braille but deaf people can only read.
     
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    I didn't mean you were going blind or deaf, it was more of a ok, from now on, you ve to choose, it s either music, or books.

    By the way, i think deaf people can feel the low bass. Not sure though.
     
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    Interesting question. And the bit of ambiguity make you think even more. Frankly I can't answer and thinking about either makes me shudder.
     
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    Me eyes are going first.

     
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    Not sure I could give up either; however the thought of not having to listen to my wife on occasion is tempting.
     
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    Indeed, one I pray I'm never faced with, but if I was caught in some bizarre macabre "Jigsaw" situation I would give up hearing, to certain degree I already have made that choice.
     
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    My father has lost a lot of high-end hearing through excessive power tool use and zero hearing protection; he said he can hear most things just fine, he just can't really hear my mom's voice too well.....:)
     
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    I don't really have a choice also. My hearing is already compromised (hot rods, firearms & helicopters is a potent aural mix). CC on the TV is a blessing. I have a constant source of music in my head (currently playing "Baby, You're A Rich Man"). I do love to put on 'background' music and read...but it can't be music that requires any thought. Light Classical is perfect for reading.
     
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    Reading. I can read without listening and though I hope I never completely lose my hearing I cannot imagine not reading. You can read with eyes, ears, touch...
     
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