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  • Deaf Culture
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    On many occasions, I have been asked to explain this phenomenon which is known as Deaf Pride. After all, people ask, how could someone possibly be proud of what appears to be nothing more than a disability? On top of that, deafness is a disability which affects communication... it can put an invisible wall between hearing and deaf people. So what's there to be proud of? If you had asked me this question many years ago, I would have been hard-pressed to come up with an answer. Deaf Pride? What De...
  • Deaf Culture
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    Born hearing to deaf, signing parents, Mark gradually lost his hearing. Despite the fact that his deaf parents preferred sign communication, Mark was raised and educated without the use of sign language. His parents and grandparents were concerned that sign might interfere with speech and restrict his educational achievement. Although Mark became increasingly hard-of-hearing, he worked hard to 'pass' as a hearing person. This ambition, he later discovered, actually constricted his development an...
  • 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....
  • Integration Of The Deaf And Military Cultures
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    Culture is a word that has no standard definition. If you were to ask ten people you would probably get ten different answers. My definition starts with the word shared. A culture shares common behaviors, customs, and accepted norms. It is further defined from traditions and memories passed on through generations. A culture can be influenced by the environmental surroundings such as desert or mountains. Culture is the shared attitude and behavior that describe the workings of a group or slice of...
  • Decision Of Heather's Parents
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    "Abuse" and Cochlear Implants In the movie, Sound and Fury, one is introduced to Heather, a young deaf girl trapped between a rivaling inter family tension, where in her grandparents reason that her parents are concurring with a type of physical abuse by denying their daughter a cochlear implant; a device which would allow Heather the potential to hear. The parents of Heather, being deaf themselves, are by no means abusive when they made their decision to decline Heather of receiving a cochlear ...

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