The ramblings of a bitter and angry old man who never managed to find the courage or the strength to adapt and embrace. Sad situation. He lives in life in such misery when it isn't necessary at all.
All of this man's kind always go off on Harlan Lane. They seem to think that he is a turn coat for being hearing yet supporting the idea of deaf culture. They would think he was wonderful if he wrote about how miserable the Deaf are, and how they are so impaired and unable to live a full life.
IMO, if one does not live a full life, no matter their circumstances, it is no one, or any thing's fault but their own. Especially when it is deafness that is the condition being blamed.