When worlds collide: the Deaf perspective | Communication Issue part 1

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I had a conversation with a friend the other day.  She had mentioned that her partner was complaining about why some hearing people would say that Deaf people forget things all the time.    This is a perfect example.    When hearing people talk to us without sign language or making effort to make sure we’re “listening” as in lip-reading.    If there’s no clear communication such as in sign language, effort in lip-reading or writing notes ; there are going to be some confusion.  I’ve run into this a few times. It isn’t that we forget – it is because we didn’t understand what was being delivered.    For some of Deaf people who relies a lot on lip-reading as I do, sometime after so long of trying to focus on lip-reading, it drains us.  Hence, the confusion.

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I had a conversation with a friend the other day.  She had mentioned that her partner was complaining about why some hearing people would say that Deaf people forget things all the time.    This is a perfect example.    When hearing people talk to us without sign language or making effort to make sure we’re “listening” as in lip-reading.    If there’s no clear communication such as in sign language, effort in lip-reading or writing notes ; there are going to be some confusion.  I’ve run into this a few times. It isn’t that we forget – it is because we didn’t understand what was being delivered.    For some of Deaf people who relies a lot on lip-reading as I do, sometime after so long of trying to focus on lip-reading, it drains us.  Hence, the confusion.

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