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    Confronting an audist parent

    SL in any form will not help me. No one in my sphere signs or even gets what it means to have compromised hearing. I do love standing in front of the hearing with their iPods in their hears.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    My dad lost his hearing over a number of years, which is why I argue with my mom over his hearing.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    I was hoping to relate to other people in similar situations. If you have nothing to add- don't post here.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    Yeah, my dad is virtually deaf and like him I have lost my hearing while my mom and siblings have not.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    Yeah, my dad is deaf and I am losing my hearing. WTF are you after?
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    Confronting an audist parent

    I didn't connect audism to racism. I find your hostility very offensive.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    FRUSTRATION. I can see it! Because they are frustrated. Yelling at families members is a hard thing to do. I am frustrated. I always turn on CC when he is around and demand they talk to his face.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    They fell in love as teenagers, when his hearing was compromised and then got so much worse. I think my mom imagines hears as he did as a teenager. My dad is in his 70s, I am in my 30s. He has always been 'deaf' to me. I never talk to him unless he is facing me. I wish people did the same for...
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    Confronting an audist parent

    He has no idea. I think he went from HoH to virtually deaf during his marriage and raising us. I always treated him as deaf with lip reading.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    I have never told my dad "NEVERMIND". I go up to him and get his attention and then speak to him when he his reading my lips and talk to him. I am so angry because no one in my family does this.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    I don't known ASL. I can communicate as long as I see lips.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    I don't like the way they they talk to my dad. I have struggled with hearing loss since infancy. I say audist because they talk about my dad like he is the only one. I never told my dad that we shared this in common because he has always received negative feedback.
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    Confronting an audist parent

    My dad is deaf or severely hard of hearing. I hate spending time with my family because I know what my mom and siblings say quietly. It is almost family tradition to mock my dad. They do not get that I have hearing loss as well. I always stand up for my dad - saying things like "Do you think he...
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    Hi there,

    Food from Pakistan! You have food for us, right? :) I like food from Pakistan and India.
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    Hi there,

    You did bring Paki food for all of us, right? :)
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    Sign Language is Slowing the Courts Down?

    Yeah, the blog is still there, but I wanted to read the article too :)
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    I am hearing, but not really

    I'll look into it at some point. I am so honored to be welcomed and encouraged in introducing myself :)
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    Gallaudet Graduate Student - Cochlear Implant Controversy Presentation

    You are right :) Mental disability = retardation -etc , mental illness = schizophrenia, etc. I have known people with autism and asperger's - they could functionally perfectly fine except socially. We are definitely more than worker drones. A job is a great first step towards socializing and...
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    I am hearing, but not really

    I understand and it is a sensitive issue for the deaf!! Please know that a person who struggles emotionally with their hearing loss is not an audist in any way :) Some people realize there are audists in this world and they'd rather not be bothered by them.
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