Which do you rather be? Deaf or blind? or neither one of them? I would rather be deaf than blind if I had a choice. I have been deaf most of my life so I am used to it...The "pros" of being deaf/HOH is that I do enjoy music even though I didn't understand a lot of the words, I enjoy movies when they are closed captioned, I enjoy seeing the beauty of the world even though I cannot hear well. I enjoy a lot of other things too. One of the "cons" is that sometimes I feel isolated in a group of hearing people chatting because I cannot understand what they said so I have to ask them what it was about...some people are very good in helping me in this area which I am glad. Others just get impatient sometimes. I personally knew a couple of blind people at work years ago...they were proofreaders in a Braille company (I was a data entry operator there). Blind people do get married (there was a married blind couple there), have kids, etc. Most blind people do have some to little light reception, but only a very few are totally blind....just like the deaf...very few are totally deaf (100%). My great-grandmother was blind from glaucoma, but she used to listen to books on tape, she finds her way through her trailer by herself, she used her thumb in a cup to let her know when to stop filling up her drink, and I was told that she sewed some without sight, etc. My deaf high school teacher told me once that he had a student that is visually-impaired and this student DRIVES!! It depends on how much the person can see to drive safely. So what I am saying here....there are some pros and cons in being blind, not just those pros and cons for being deaf.