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  • The Disability of Deafness

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    The Disability of Deafness Cars race by as you impatiently stand on the corner waiting for the crosswalk sign to turn green. A young man walks up and stands adjacent to you. He glances your direction and gives a friendly smile; being kind you do the same. After what seems like an eternity the little green person in the crosswalk sign begins to blink. As you begin to take your first step off of the curb you hear a frantic honking coming from across the street. Looking up you realize that a truck

  • Deafness Essay

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    disability that is often dismissed or misunderstood is deafness or hearing impairment. Deafness is defined as a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification that adversely affects a child’s educational performance (Dussault, 2003, p2). Bing aware of the disability and the different outcomes is important because there are different levels of deafness. “Hearing impairment” means impairment in hearing,

  • Deafness In Society

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    the chance to live a normal life because they might have a problem or sickness that they have to overcome. Deafness is a disability that enables people to hear. All deafness is not alike; it can range in many different forms. Some people like Gauvin, can be helped with a hearing aid, but some can’t because of their situation and health reasons. In society, hearing individuals consider deafness a disability, while the deaf themselves see it as a cultural significance. In the article “Victims from Birth”

  • Deafness Speech

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    Deafness ranging from mild, moderate severe and profound is one of the most common congenital disabilities worldwide. Society have this misconception and always refer Deaf people as “deaf and dumb or deaf mute”, due to their inability to communicate normally in our spoken language. Apparently, these terms should never be used as they are outdated and offensive to them. Deaf people are neither dumb nor mute just like the saying “Being Deaf does not make you dumb, just as being hearing, does not make

  • Tone-Deafness

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    Tone-Deafness Few people know the range of the different types of tone deafness. However, many people think they have it. Tone deafness is does not refer to a problem with the ears, but to a lack of training. Tone deafness is easy to fix by training the ears and the vocal muscles. Lancet is a music professor in Boston who is tone-deaf (Lancet 2001). Lancet express, "tone deafness is a term that tends to be applied indiscriminately to a constellation of music processing, perceptual, and production

  • Deafness

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    As a group we all learned about the positive and negatives of what is offered for people who are dealing with deafness/ hard of hearing in the San Diego County. For starters, Deaf people are members of a small and close-knit community. The shared sense of community brings deaf people together in ways that are enriching and rewarding. For example, because many deaf people have friends across the country, they are avid travelers. Often they travel for activities such as the National Association of

  • The Mythology Of Deafness

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    Mythology “Throughout history and right up until maybe the 1950s, hearing people believed deafness to be so terrible it had to be "cured" in any way imaginable, even if the cure risked bodily harm.”1 To read this is sad, the way that the hearing people use to look at the deaf and the sad thing is some people still look at them as handicap. To know that the hearing parents or hearing people in general would try to heal their children, friends, siblings and...etc and be willing for possible harm

  • Choosing Deafness for your Child

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    Choosing Deafness for your Child For a lesbian couple that is unable to have a child, with just to two of them, in vitro fertilization with use of a sperm donor is an option. When implanting the embryos “a vast majority of people believe that one ought to want a healthy and happy child” (Weijer, Anthony and Brennan. 2013. p.37). However, people have deferring views on what counts as healthy. The couple that I will have discussed in this paper are both deaf and they want only the embryo’s where there

  • Deafness Reflection Paper

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    This paper explains the two views of deafness: disability/pathology perspective and cultural/social perspective. It explains how the two perspectives differ from each other and why there are conflicts between them. The paper also explains the author’s personal perspective of deafness. Keywords: deafness, disability/pathology perspective, cultural/social perspective Disability/Pathology vs. Cultural/Social Perspectives The advancement of medical technology has caused the advent of

  • Hereditary Deafness On Martha's Vineyard

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    Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard details the history, etiology, and ethnography of deafness on Martha’s Vineyard between the seventeenth century to the death of the last inhabitant in 1952. Nora Ellen Groce, the author and principal investigator of this study, richly details the lives of both deaf and hearing inhabitants of Martha’s Vineyard by referring to the remaining documents and interviewing several current residents who at the time were in their