Originally Posted by shel90
I can communicate with the majority only in small groups or one on one setting but when it was 24/7 thing, it was tooo much work for me because I had to constantly work at communicating, educating, and adapting to their hearing needs. All I wanted was them to meet me halfway but most didn't so I stopped trying so hard 24/7. It wasn't worth it.
And that is fine for you, but that is not the only acceptable solution. Just because that is how you feel, it doesn't mean that every oral deaf person felt that way. There are many that continue to be happy being oral and choose not to learn or use ASL.