Dealing with Deaf at the party

You know when you're in a crowded room so busy it's difficult to hear the person three inches from you? I might ask them to speak up a few times, maybe repeat themselves, but after a few times I become self-conscious. It's easier to pretend to follow along and wait until I catch the next … Continue reading Dealing with Deaf at the party

The Definition of Deaf

Only one in a thousand are profoundly deaf before eighteen. Add that to the fact that deafhood is not worn on the sleeves makes it particularly unimposing on the lives of hearing. Yet it is a hearing society that has defined the deaf "what to do about them." Imagine living by an outsider's definition. Even … Continue reading The Definition of Deaf