Essay On Deaf People

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Introduction

Let’s start with different perspectives we see on deaf people. In the daily society people see deafness as an injury on a human. It separates “impaired” people from the “normal” people. And we, the-hearing-people will kind of feel sorrow for them, or if they “succeed” in the hearing world, we would admire them for conquering this injury. We think that signing is a replacement for the “real” communication. We are assuming that deaf people trying to become more of a none-injured person. And when for example new devices like the cochleaimplantat comes out, we will think that deafness could be eradicate altogether. But what if we instead think deafness not as a defect, but instead a source where people can connect.
Let’s imagine ourselves deaf, but growing up with a language to
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They usually attend residential schools where they pick up ASL from their classmates that are born to Deaf parents. Deaf people tend to ask each other upon first meeting, which school and teacher they had, to seek out each other’s cultural identity. It will become a close-knit community by doing this, while they are getting familiar with different residential schools.
Physical contact is something Deaf people place a great deal of emphasis on. Different moves have different meanings. An example is, during parting is hugging more common than to shake hands. When giving a valedictory is it important to extend the “goodbye” process, than just saying farewell, otherwise could it be considered rude.
People with a hearing family could see this Deaf community as a secondary family. Something that could play a similar relative role to the community is Deaf churches, even though you are not religious. On Sundays is it essential to use your free time from work to socialize and have a “real” Deaf conversation with
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