Originally Posted by gnulinuxman
And does this include people who don't have hearing loss?
And I have yet to meet (personally, that is) a deaf person who isn't culturally Deaf. But you included hard-of-hearing people, and they are usually steered into the hearing culture because of their partial ability to hear.
There are always exceptions to the rule.
I have met a few (truly deaf not in deaf culture) over my lifetime. I used to have a boyhood friend (almost four decades ago) who mother was deaf (no hearing whatsoever). She even worked for the federal gov't as a supervisor. She did not know sign (she refused to use it) and grew up oral. When she spoke it was decent for one who couldn't hear.
I would have to agree with Boult about the culturally deaf are not that numerous. Just saying 30 million deaf including HOH is ten percent of the USA population. I see people with HAs and (rarely a couple of CIs) all the time. I don't see what you call culturally deaf that often. Actually, the only place I do (see such) in my travels is at my church where we have a small group.