Deaf people dating hearing people

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Thanks, - Jeanette Dear Jeanette, Regarding the actions of those around them, it is common for individuals in any society to encourage actions in others that are empowering to oneself and to discourage actions that are disempowering. " If my son dates a Hearing girl she will likely have Hearing parents, Hearing brothers and sisters, Hearing friends, Hearing former teachers, well, you get the idea.I'd much rather my children date Deaf people because if they fall in love and get married it would mean I would likely be empowered with a whole new set of people with whom I can communicate visually in my preferred language.Of course, it shouldn’t really matter who a Deaf person gets together with – it should be about their connection with that person, not how much that person can hear. Will they remember to communicate clearly even when they’re stressed, or they’re in a group, or when the initial spark dies down and they’re arguing about who should have done the washing up?

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Oh, sure, I can whip out my hearing aid and "somewhat make do" but Belinda (the hot, no longer natural redhead sitting in the corner) may or may not be able to converse with the little munchkins and that would be a real loss if she couldn't. Just look for the credit card logos and click continue.) Another way to help is to buy something from the ASLU "Bookstore." Want even more ASL resources?

It wouldn't be a problem if my children would just date Deaf people eh?

I can’t say I particularly sympathise with this, because it’s a situation so many Deaf people find themselves in – but on the other hand, you could argue that hearing people aren’t used to coping with this (while us Deafies have had a lifetime’s experience).

Of course, this goes for the Deaf partner too – being left out in a group of hearing people when they meet their partner’s friends.

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