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2016年08月14日

半 聾 - 古德明

Thomas Edison① was deaf,② but a few of his friends were aware that in his case deafness was more psychological than physical.
Once a specialist in diseases of the ear called upon Edison and unfolded a plan of treatment which he was sure would restore his hearing. To the proposition that he submit to treatment, however, Edison opposed an emphatic negative. "What I am afraid of," said he, "is that you would be successful. Just think of what a lot of stuff I'd have to listen to that I don't want to hear! To be a little deaf and be the only one who knows just how deaf you are has its advantages. I prefer to let well enough alone."
湯瑪斯.愛迪生①兩耳失聰,但他一些朋友知道,那可說是心理而不是生理上的失聰。
有一次,一個耳科醫師往訪愛迪生,說出一套醫療計劃,認為應可助他恢復聽覺,並提議為他治療。不過,愛迪生斷然拒絕,說道:「我擔心的,是你把我醫好。試想想,醫好之後,很多我不想聽的廢話,就不能不聽。有點兒失聰,而且只有自己才知道聽到多少,不無好處。目前情況還算不錯,何必改變。」
①愛迪生是美國大發明家,一九三一年去世,有千多種發明,包括電燈泡、留聲機以及電影設備。
②「全聾」英文或稱stone deaf(石頭般聾),因此,有人戲稱半聾(partially deaf)為sand deaf(沙子般聾),但那不是正式說法。

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