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Imagine yourself deaf, growing up with a beautiful language, visual literature, humor, and theater. Imagine taking pride in your identity without any desire to become a member of the majority culture. For many deaf people, their community is a comforting relief from the isolation and condescension of the hearing world. However the Deaf community is far more than a support group for people who share a physical characteristic. Members of the Deaf community may have hearing levels that range from profoundly deaf to slightly hard-of-hearing.
The hearing community, mostly views Deaf people with a half-empty perspective. Most hearing people feel bad for the Deaf because their incapability to hear. However, the Deaf community does not see their Deafness as a disability. Deaf people enjoy being Deaf, they like being quiet; it is their life. The Hearing community thinks that being Deaf limits you to jobs, career success, skills, driving abilities, and much more.
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Unfortunately, some hearing people really believe they are superior to Deaf people. Sometimes, even Deaf people believe that they are inferior to them. This kind of prejudice against the Deaf Culture is called Audism. According to Tom L. Humphries, the