Was Beethoven really born blind and deaf? ?
- MordentLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Beethoven only noticed he was starting to become deaf in 1798, when he was 28 - he said that it was after a fit he suffered. By 1802 it had already deteriorated quite markedly. However, he could still hear speech and music relatively normally until about 1812 (according to Czerny). By 1814 he was almost entirely deaf.
He never suffered from blindness, although he did wear glasses at some points in his life.
- robertoLv 62 months ago
mordent has it
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- EmdogLv 62 months ago
Maybe you were thinking of Helen Von Keller?
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
No, he was born neither and eventually went deaf. He was not blind.
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- Tony BLv 72 months ago
No, and no one has ever suggested he was. Until now...
- KathyLv 72 months ago
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 72 months ago
No. He was never blind, and he became deaf as a child. His father beat him.
- yet-knish!Lv 72 months ago
He was never blind and he was not born deaf. He became deaf gradually, well into adulthood.
- PetterLv 72 months ago
No, he was not.