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  • Job Lies In The Deaf Sector
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    What is the purpose of a career A career provides a framework for life development; a sort of independence one can have in his or her life. Employment provides a person with the opportunity for social interaction and a salary with which to provide the resources needed to survive. Finding a job in America is not an easy task to say the least. So what are the odds of a hearing impaired person finding a job that is both of interest and ability level If one is deaf the chances of finding a job are l...
  • Example Of Discrimination Against Deaf Community
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    The Deaf population in the United States is composed both of individuals Deaf since early childhood and individuals who lost their hearing later in life. The 'Deaf Community', a heterogeneous mix of people from all walks of life, represents every socio-economic and racial category. However, this group of people consider themselves 'a community' because they are bound by a common culture, history, heritage and, most importantly, a common language. This language, which forms the foundation of the ...
  • Children Of The Deaf Community Experience
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    We as humans get so consumed in ourselves and our everyday lives that we tend to overlook what others may be struggling with inside. Hearing loss can stir up some pretty strong feelings of loneliness and abandonment from the hearing and speaking culture. "Silence, Love and Kids I Know" by Linwood Smith is a small collection of poetry bringing to life some of the heart-wrenching feelings and emotions many children of the deaf community experience. Linwood Smith (1943-1982) who became deaf by the ...
  • Deaf Culture And Alcohol And Substance Abuse
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    Deaf Culture and Alcoholism Abstract Why is it so hard for the deaf to deal with admitting they are alcoholics or drug addicts which is an impediment for recovery Why is it so hard for them to stay sober once they have achieved it for a few weeks or months What do you think the main reasons are Having worked with the deaf for over 30 years I will try to answer these questions and research other aspects of the deaf culture, their mode of communication and alcoholism. Although it may seem that com...
  • Very Useful Tool In Deaf Peoples Homes
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    Sign language is a method of communication of which I am becoming more and more familiar. This is in great part to a series of videos I am currently watching entitled The Bravo Family, Beginning ASL 1-15. I have recently finished watching videos three and four. I have discovered there are many things that I did not know concerning such topics as the culture and grammar of the deaf community. I feel these are two aspects which deserve an abundance of credit and require a large amount of studying....
  • Disabling The Deaf Community By Harlan Lane
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    Cochlear Prosthesis Most people in American society prejudge the deaf community's world without really attempting to understand it. That's why the so-called "hearing experts" have come up with a device to help deaf children hear and speak. They don't understand that the deaf culture doesn't feel a need to speak. Instead they are perfectly content with American Sign Language (ASL) as an adequate and complete way to converse and express themselves. This misunderstanding on the part of the hearing ...

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