From the Bahamas:
Would you rather be blind or deaf?
First of all, the question assumes I am not... blind or deaf or both.
Second, as a fully sighted, hearing individual, I can't really imagine those alternate states.
Third, BEING blind or BEING deaf are very different situations than BECOMING blind or BECOMING DEAF.
In the end, I am sure I cannot choose.
Great thought-provoking question, though.