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Unread 09-10-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Red face Just wondering, what is the suitable jobs for deaf hearing impaired??

Hi deaf guys, and normal hearing people as well.

I know this has been long time I didn't get very active in Net, but I'm wondering if there are anyone would mind to share the truth or suggestions about the right jobs for the deaf that does not rely too much on communication.

I'm Asian, currently second year as undergraduate student in Multimedia program. I'd thought doing Multimedia would be fine as it may doesn't involve too much communication with people but I'm not sure though. I've realised that communicating with normal people or people who really prefer fast talks is becoming the concern, and even using English is quite difficult (It's my second language)

So if anyone have worked in jobs can you please kindly share your thoughts?

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Unread 09-10-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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I work at a hospital and it sucks since I am hoh Hospitals are not for hoh/deaf.
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Well. I am wondering the same question, I am just doing up my resume this week and will go find some part time work to help supplement my income. I think I will go back to the field of working for the mentally handicapped, people within this field seem to be adaptable to my needs. I am hoping to do just a few hours a week, perhaps doing respite for medically fragile and mentally handicapped infants or something like this. I used to be a manager for a group home and have also done proprietary care - that is where a severely handicapped person lived with me and my family. Good luck to you in your job search!
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Funny guy, Question for you. Are Deaf people normal? You said "Normal hearing people"



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Unread 09-11-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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redheadgrrl, in response to your question: I'm deaf hearing impaired.

anyway thanks guys for sharing!
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There is no right or wrong job for people... Its what you fit into, and if you love your job thats all the more better.
You might be great at multimedia projects, but lack communication skills... Hire an agent. they make the contracts and you and the customer both agree to the project and timeline... as long as the project is done, as written, the contract is ful-filled.
If the client wants to fix, correct, change something, they must tell you in writing... if its written and both people agree to it, there is much less mis-communications. The customer is less likely to say... "well what about..." because all YOU say (or write) is "Well you didnt ask for that when we agreed to the contract. If you want i can do it now for $$$"
The agent gets a precent of the job...
Some people immerse themselves in programing jobs, webmaster stuff...
take a few steps back, and ask yourself, what do you LOVE to do, and how can it make you money?

Im a hearing, Radio/Media Engineer... (Some areas call it a host, or a presenter, but i also do the technical aspects) I play with video games, (stand up arcade/DDR machines) cause i love to solve problems - why isnt it working? Soo i get paid for doing something i like, and the arcades is a hobby...

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Anything that use sign language or don't have to talk.
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Well

Well I know that with companies like west at home they have jobs where people do live chat for instance when you go to a site that has chat with live support. companies hire people from west at home and other site that have work at home. but that is still communicating with people but if you can type it may work... otherwise dun no!!! good luck
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If you want a job with less relying on communication then work at a factory, or housekeeping department, or be a stock person, or work at a warehouse. There's many jobs you could search with less communication on the job.
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Hi deaf guys, and normal hearing people as well.

I know this has been long time I didn't get very active in Net, but I'm wondering if there are anyone would mind to share the truth or suggestions about the right jobs for the deaf that does not rely too much on communication.

I'm Asian, currently second year as undergraduate student in Multimedia program. I'd thought doing Multimedia would be fine as it may doesn't involve too much communication with people but I'm not sure though. I've realised that communicating with normal people or people who really prefer fast talks is becoming the concern, and even using English is quite difficult (It's my second language)

So if anyone have worked in jobs can you please kindly share your thoughts?
Multimedia would be fine for a deaf person. In the cases where communication with non-signing hearies is mandatory, simply request that your employer provide you with a terp, or if you have difficulty using a terp, use other accommodations such as text communication.
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I used to work as a Keypunch operator and Verifier long time ago. Now we have computer and I want to work in the office just do the typing like being a office clerk. It take time to find a job like that without communication and don't need phone. I just want to work as a typist so that should pay well for me. I might be old but never too late to work again. I hope you find the job you really like and not have to worry about communicating with hearing workers too much otherwise you need to write down on pad to communicate with hearing workers. Good luck.
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My older sister, deaf since birth, retired after 25 years as a keypunch then computer operator for Wells Fargo in San Francisco.

I could make do with hearing aids most of the 25 years I taught high school and college, but during the last years at MSU-Northern, I taught only in computer classrooms.

For a few years after going totally deaf, I worked as a beekeeper in Montana, but could only drive commercial vehicles within a hundred-mile radius.

The apiary owner transferred me to Oregon where I can operate commercial vehicles anywhere in Oregon by special agriculture permit, but when driving in California, I'm limited to driving smaller "non-commercial" vehicles.
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Hi deaf guys, and normal hearing people as well.

I know this has been long time I didn't get very active in Net, but I'm wondering if there are anyone would mind to share the truth or suggestions about the right jobs for the deaf that does not rely too much on communication.

I'm Asian, currently second year as undergraduate student in Multimedia program. I'd thought doing Multimedia would be fine as it may doesn't involve too much communication with people but I'm not sure though. I've realised that communicating with normal people or people who really prefer fast talks is becoming the concern, and even using English is quite difficult (It's my second language)

So if anyone have worked in jobs can you please kindly share your thoughts?
Multimedia can be good. You can always send emails to your co-workers but be aware that some co-workers might not answer your emails right away. The problem is the meetings. If the meeting is less than 2 hours, they might not want to hire an interpreter. The organization that send out interpreter has a policy of two or more hours and if it is less than the two hours, then the pay is for two full hours. If I was a company, I won't want to pay two hours for a meeting that is half hour or an hour but I really do feel between a rock and a hard place when it comes to meetings. Maybe your local organization have different policy than mine.

Best of luck in finding a dream job.
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I work at a hospital and it sucks since I am hoh Hospitals are not for hoh/deaf.
Can you tell me why? I am a professional in a health care setting so am curious to know why you feel that hospitals are not for hard of hearing and deaf.
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Anything that use sign language or don't have to talk.
I need to disagree here respectfully. Why limit yourself to this kind of thinking?
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I need to disagree here respectfully. Why limit yourself to this kind of thinking?
It is easier on the deaf person that way.
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Check out Viable company. It is a new company targeted to serve Deaf and HOH people and they have a location in Rockville, MD. They have 5 or so job openings.

Viable.net Homepage

I am going to inquire about a summer job there. They just opened a new headquarters in Baltimore, according to the grapevine in the Deaf community.
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Funny guy, Question for you. Are Deaf people normal? You said "Normal hearing people"



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Huh!!??

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Huh!!??

Sorry off point too!!
I can understand Redhairgrrl's question. It sounds like that funny_guy thinks deaf people are "abnormal" as in opposite of "normal" hearing people.
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Hi FunnyFella

Well, I think if you are passionate about multimedia, then you should pursue your dream. Don't give up your chosen field yet.

I think all professional jobs have some form of communication. However, I think that if you have talent in the multimedia, then a prospective employer will likely hire you regardless of hearing impairment. I guess it depends who you work for, and what your duties involves - like all jobs.

Someone mentioned that perhaps you should work in a factory or warehouse, which is fine. Except, you probably will not feel happy working in an area that you do not enjoy.

If I were in your situation, I would continue studies in multimedia. Incidentally, I almost enrolled for a multimedia course two years ago, except I chose to study business, which involves too much communication..

Good luck!
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I can understand Redhairgrrl's question. It sounds like that funny_guy thinks deaf people are "abnormal" as in opposite of "normal" hearing people.
I am sure he did not mean to offend. English is not his native language.
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I just came from the Alabama department of rehabilitation services, (every state has one) and they did tests on me both mentally and hearing and they came up with the idea of clinical laboratory technician, like solving cases by doing forensics, sampling and testing substances both human and otherwise and requires minimal interaction with others. I start classes this fall.
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I will be attending school for Social Work.... I may get my masters and work as a counselor either for special needs children/families or the deaf.

I'm also considering getting my CDI licensure.
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You could also work from home doing data entry....... just a thought.
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Can you tell me why? I am a professional in a health care setting so am curious to know why you feel that hospitals are not for hard of hearing and deaf.
It's cuz communication is based on speech at my hospital. They simply ignore my disability in most cases.
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I am sure he did not mean to offend. English is not his native language.
I am sure he didn't meant to offend anyone. He is not the first I have heard using the word 'normal' for hearing people. I just see that he is trying to come up with a right word.
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I am sure he didn't meant to offend anyone. He is not the first I have heard using the word 'normal' for hearing people. I just see that he is trying to come up with a right word.
He is right about "Normal", some of us are not normal maybe unique in some ways lol
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I would have to agree about Viable. We do interviews for our business using their "vision" product. It is AWESOME. we use our webcam and computer instead of VP. Works really well and they seem like a great company to work for. We have a few people we are in contact with who work there I think. Also, HOVRS.com

not sure what either of these companies pay but the people we come in contact with seem to like these companies.

Hope that helps.
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I need to disagree here respectfully. Why limit yourself to this kind of thinking?
Well this quote of mine was through my experience with 4 different jobs in my lifetime.

Let me tell you about my experience, I worked as disheswasher at Burger King, then as a carrier for The Columbian newspapers around Vancouver, Washington, and then I worked at Timber Fox Trader as cashier with my parents who own the business, and then lastly as a janitor in Portland, Oregon.

So I am going ask myself, which is the worst job I ever worked? Why?

I would say it's the cashier at Timber Fox Trader. That is the worst position I ever worked, even though it was my parent's business, because I am really tired of writing all the times, holding the calcuator and paper/pen with me all the times while I was walking around behind the counter, I was kept trying to convience my parents to put me in different position that does not have to talk so it would be easier for me and other customers so that they don't have to deal with my disablitity problem, but my parents don't have much other position for me to work except for cashier. The customers who I helped were often being rude to me or acting snob against me because I asked them to write on the paper, or sometimes they would just talk and expect me to understand eveything what they said.

Also it is kinda annoying when my parents ask me to help working at their store. Working at that store, dealing with the hearing customers is just a put-down feelings for me..

But I don't feel that way with other 3 jobs, carrier, disheswasher, or janitor. While I was working as newspaper carrier, all I do is just go picking up the newspaper and put in my car, then driving around the residents throwing the newspaper on their porch or driveways or in the box, then I am off to home. No communication required that much at that job.

When I working as disheswasher, all I do is just washing the dishes, sometimes if things get slow down, I just go washing the tables around the resturant and stocking the sodas, straws, etc. The manager doesn't really have much thing to talk with me so no communication required that much at that job.

When I worked as janitor, I just cleaning dozens of classrooms and then mopping the hallways, locking the building and I am off to home. No communication required much at that job.

See the difference if I was working in any position that don't have to talk that much are more easier for me AND to the customers too. There is pentlifully jobs available that does not have to talk that much.

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Well this quote of mine was through my experience with 4 different jobs in my lifetime.

Let me tell you about my experience, I worked as disheswasher at Burger King, then as a carrier for The Columbian newspapers around Vancouver, Washington, and then I worked at Timber Fox Trader as cashier with my parents who own the business, and then lastly as a janitor in Portland, Oregon.

So I am going ask myself, which is the worst job I ever worked? Why?

I would say it's the cashier at Timber Fox Trader. That is the worst position I ever worked, even though it was my parent's business, because I am really tired of writing all the times, holding the calcuator and paper/pen with me all the times while I was walking around behind the counter, I was kept trying to convience my parents to put me in different position that does not have to talk so it would be easier for me and other customers so that they don't have to deal with my disablitity problem, but my parents don't have much other position for me to work except for cashier. The customers who I helped were often being rude to me or acting snob against me because I asked them to write on the paper, or sometimes they would just talk and expect me to understand eveything what they said.

Also it is kinda annoying when my parents ask me to help working at their store. Working at that store, dealing with the hearing customers is just a put-down feelings for me..

But I don't feel that way with other 3 jobs, carrier, disheswasher, or janitor. While I was working as newspaper carrier, all I do is just go picking up the newspaper and put in my car, then driving around the residents throwing the newspaper on their porch or driveways or in the box, then I am off to home. No communication required that much at that job.

When I working as disheswasher, all I do is just washing the dishes, sometimes if things get slow down, I just go washing the tables around the resturant and stocking the sodas, straws, etc. The manager doesn't really have much thing to talk with me so no communication required that much at that job.

When I worked as janitor, I just cleaning dozens of classrooms and then mopping the hallways, locking the building and I am off to home. No communication required much at that job.

See the difference if I was working in any position that don't have to talk that much are more easier for me AND to the customers too. There is pentlifully jobs available that does not have to talk that much.



Exactly..
Yes, those menial jobs are easier for the deaf person as no need for any communication. The trouble is those menial jobs are very low paying jobs, very unfullfilled and no promotions. That's why I went for computer programming. I worked with computers all day and only need to talk to other people to make sure I understand what the program needs to be doing. It is not menial and it doesn't required much talking.
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