Yes, we totally deaf are the royalty of the Land of the Deaf. Those with a bit of residual hearing can live outside the castle walls, but not cross the moat. Outside are the riff-raff who can hear better with devices. And far on the outter periphery are those who can hear just fine, but like to wear a hearing aid for jewelry and are members of SHHH.
No, that's crazy, but some total deafies sometimes come off that way--silence is superior; oral is outcast.