- Jan 11, 2012
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I'm hearing, but I sign due to 1) a severe stutter whenever I try to talk to people, and 2) just a natural distaste in talking (to the point where people used to think I was deaf when I was little). My friends, on the otherhand, do not understand this, and get annoyed whenever I sign. What they haven't realized is that learning ASL has helped REDUCE my stutter almost to oblivion, because it helps me think about the words that I want to speak. It makes me feel like they don't care that I have numerus speech issues, and just want to make things comfortable for them.