Hearing Loss - Famous Quotes

by Dean Stanton

Hearing Loss Quotes

"Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people." 
 - Helen Keller

"The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted." -  Marion Ross

"Are you having problems hearing? If so, those around you already know it. Hearing loss is no laughing matter, so don't be a punchline." - Leslie Nielsen

"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader." - Robert Frost

"I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus- the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man." - Helen Keller

"Sweet is every sound, sweeter the voice, but every sound is sweet." - Alfred

"But what a humiliation for me when someone standing next to me heard a flute in the distance and I heard nothing, or someone standing next to me heard a shepherd singing and again I heard nothing. Such incidents drove me almost to despair; a little more of that and I would have ended my life - it was only my art that held me back." - Ludwig van Beethoven

"It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear." - Italo Calvino

"Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired." - Pete Townshend

"Listening is not merely not talking...it means taking a vigorous human interest in what is being told to us." - Andrew Miller

"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." - Tommy Smothers

"Rule number one is, make sure that you face the person with hearing loss when you are speaking to them." - Marion Ross

"Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote: Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 Hearing loss quote by Robert Frost - Hearing Aids

"I learned to write by listening to people talk. I still feel that the best of my writing comes from having heard rather than having read." - Gayl Jones

"Princes have big ears which hear far and near."-Elizabeth I

"Hearing loss very often is such a gradual phenomenon that the person is in denial. You really have to be patient with them in getting them to come forward to get help. - Marion Ross

"Yet it was impossible for me to say to people, 'Speak louder, shout, for I am deaf.' Ah, how could I possibly admit an infirmity in the one sense which ought to be more perfect in me than others, a sense which I once possessed in the highest perfection, a perfection such as few in my profession enjoy or ever have enjoyed." - Ludwig van Beethoven

"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears." - Octavio Paz

"What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears...as easily as we open and shut our eyes." - Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The ears were made, not for such trivial uses as men are wont to suppose, but to hear celestial sounds." - Henry David Thoreau

"Children who hear acquire language without any particular effort; the words that fall from others' lips they catch on the wing, as it were, delightedly, while the little deaf child must trap them by a slow and often painful process. But whatever the process, the result is wonderful. Gradually from naming an object we advance step by step until we have traversed the vast distance between our first stammered syllable and the sweep of thought in a line of Shakespeare." - Helen

"I and my public understand each other very well: it does not hear what I say, and I don't say what it wants to hear." - Karl Kraus

"The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose." - Benjamin Franklin

"Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you. Oh how harshly was I flung back by the doubly sad experience of my bad hearing." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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