It was the same for some white people or others who were non-native trying to become Native or American Indian as wanna be. They had no knowledge of our Native Culture and they dressed up the wrong way to dress and also performed differently than we do. There were some in Europe that had white people wanna be as Native. We had some Elders from First Nations came to visit them in Europe. They were very amused at them for mimicked as Indians. I was shocked when I saw the video and could not believe they would do like that.
In wanna be as being deaf, they would not socialize with Deaf people but would like to be in their own group like separate from us. They don't know much about Deaf Culture and ASL that much. Yes, they have a problem of not wanting to be with other hearing people for social functions. Very weird.
Edit: I was trying to find the word for wanna be that are so obsessed with their ears. It is call fetish like ear fetish.
Oh yeah, the Deaf community is not alone with the wanna-bes. Aren't there wanna-bes who are really obessed with Japanimation and want to marry a deaf wife?