What's in this blog? Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

"Mankind is terrified of silence, is uncomfortable in the quiet, is this the reason they need so much going on around them that is noisy? "

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What If Beethoven Had Hearing Aids?

Imagine how the history of music would have been changed if Beethoven had digital hearing aids. I am fan of alternative history. Which is using 20/20 hindsight to imagine how history would have been changed if events in the past would have happened differently. I imagine Beethoven's emphasis would have been on performing rather than composing. I suspect he would also had a much happier life. Hearing loss and deafness have never been easy to live with even today.

Article about Beethoven's deafness


  1. If I hadn't had hearing aids, I don't think I would have had the desire to play the piano. I began as a six year old and continued lessons for eight years.

  2. I also learned to play the piano when I was 7 years old. Played the piano through high school.