Was Beethoven deaf as a child?

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Was Beethoven deaf as a child?

Beethoven and Deafness:

German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 and died in 1827. He was hard of hearing and used what was called ''conversation books'' to communicate with family and friends. Despite his disability, Beethoven was able to compose and play music for many years.

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Beethoven was not deaf as a child. His hearing became progressively worse as he aged, beginning around the age of 26. When Beethoven reached his...

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