Ok so this was brought up in another form about someone basically pretending to be deaf. I was in a class where our teacher asked us to go get ear plugs and wear them like around town after school for a week, so we could get a since of what deaf people go through when trying to communicate with the hearing world, and she also said that it would be a great way to practice signing. But I was wondering of this is in anyway rude towards Deaf or HoH people? Even though we in no way were being (or trying not to be) disrespectful. So when we do this are we being disrespectful, or is this ok for practicing purposes only? Because in no way are we trying to “become” deaf.