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  1. zeefour

    For Hearing Educators

    How about Deaf adults who sign? Or an actualy Deaf adult not a formerly deaf adult who implanted at age 5 and probably has no knowledge of the Deaf community because of his hearing parents and teachers? Or take a graduate level class since you're oh so highly educated at Gallaudet? I'm in my...
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    HOH - learning ASL. Wish I had learned years ago.

    Welcome. There's a lot of HoH people who wish they had been raised with ASL/ learned it earlier like myself @deafdyke and @peekaboo . (No one regrets learning it young like some hearing people here would lead you to believe thats for sure!)
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    Mother of 7 y/o Deaf girl

    That's really not the issue. The issue is she clearly thought to use a capital letter for Teacher bur NOT deaf. Not capitalising Deaf in the DHH world is huge. THAT is the point. I'd rather continue the discussion from my last substantive post though...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    OMG that's awful!!! I hated middle school, when I talked I was called retarded by the mean girls. I was 6' tall at age 11 and looked like a stick. I grew up in the poor condos near the trailer park with two little brothers and played on a guys ice hockey team and was a tomboy when my teammates...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    PREACH!!! And when I've been in ASL its all hearing people I'm way ahead of but I never get to practice breaking my bad habits from years of SE and SEE. There needs to be a program to get DHH adults who grew up DHH but weren't exposed to ASL fluent in ASL so we can be full participants in the...
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    Drive or take public transportation?

    I drive, I live in the mountains. I didn't have a car for like 4 years though after ex fiance number 1 totalled it and moved back to Australia. Luckily I moved to NYC and London for a year but it sucked getting around where I live in the mountains with our shoddy excuse for public...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    I agree 110% with that last bit!! It's come soooooo far yet has sooooo far to go. Especially when we're still debating some really basic issues with the "professionals" who are responsible for teaching DHH kids today (:cough the other thread cough:) Sorry if it came across like those are...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    On the same token, you can't take your experience and advocate for the benefits of mainstreaming for DHH students. You could hear in one ear, and that changes the ball game entirely. Not that I'm trying to invalidate your experience and your identity as DHH, but the sheer logistics of it are...
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    Mother of 7 y/o Deaf girl

    I almost don't want to respond to this it's so asinine. But I can't fault you, you really have no clue how little you understand about the Deaf community and Deaf culture.
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    Bone Anchored Hearing Aid.

    I have a BAHA and a BTE hearing aid. I have mixed hearing loss (born with sensoneural loss but then was in a car accident when I was 5 and fractured my temporal bone) I used BTEs all the way through my childhood. I chose to get a BAHA for the side where my fracture was when I was 17 back in...
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    Teaching 4 Year Old Sign Language

    Second @deafdyke with Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Learning signs and some ASL online is great, it's a great resource, but as I've said before to similar posts, nothing replaces learning with Deaf adults who are fluent in ASL. https://dpi.wi.gov/sped/program/deaf-hard-of-hearing It looks...
  12. zeefour

    How do you like your coffee??

    I really like chai but work in hospitality right now until I can get my counseling cert and desperately need the caffeine so I get dirty chai (chai with espresso) My regular morning coffee ideally I mix chai (powder is best but sometimes the liquid mix) and then add either coconut milk or...
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    Mother of 7 y/o Deaf girl

    Her username shows her true feelings. Teacher is capitalized because she thinks that she is superior to her students, that she is gracing them with her hearing presence and teaching them to be like hearing people like herself. deaf is not capitalized because she thinks deaf students should...
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    Mother of 7 y/o Deaf girl

    I bet those DHH adults were raised by hearing parents who pushed them into spoken language with the exclusion of ASL, you can tell because you refer to them as deaf not Deaf. I doubt they ever have been exposed to the DHH community so that doesn't really make their choice a choice nor does it...
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    Mother of 7 y/o Deaf girl

    Thank you. I would just wish you would listen to my as well as others like @deafdyke and @peekaboo s stories of the bullying and exclusion we faced, how thousands and more hours were spent on made up systems and speech when native ASL exposure would have been more productive, how speech is still...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    Sorry for being snappy I misread some of your post. But the description of my education is the same. I was born in 1988 and I grew uo in what was then a small mountain town There wasn't many options and my parents didn't have the internet or any in person resources really. The only option was...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    Um no I've been pretty consistent witj my educational background. So has @peekaboo if you knew what it was like for DHH kids with amplification our age growing up you'd have no problem following our stories. You're clumping "sign language" into one entity. We both grew up in the age where...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    Good point. I guess I am more Deaf than hearing. I just can use hearing aids and went to a lot of speech therapy through elementary school and can talk. I think when and if I feel more comfortable with my ASL I'll feel more comfortable with that. I'm so mad I was exposed to SE and SEE and all...
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    "i'm a little bit deaf"....

    I was thinking about it but on the converse of not being "Deaf enough" don't you feel like as HoH you get clumped in with late deafened adults or anyone and anyone who says "oh I'm losing some of my hearing". What we experienced growing up with severe/profound HL even though we can talk and use...
  20. zeefour

    D/deaf accessibility

    No worries. When I was in the wheelchair it happened all the time. I was once at a cocktail type party at a clubhouse with my boyfriend at the time. We were talking with a group of people when suddenly one of the guys working came up and wheeled me away. I was trying to be polite (saying...
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