What Are Jobs Deaf People Can't Do?

Steinhauer

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My great grandpa Cunningham used to say ... "You can't even put your little pinky in a bucket of water without causing ripples"

I did not mean for my two word response in this thread to snowball into an argument. Sorry about that.
 

LoveBlue

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My great grandpa Cunningham used to say ... "You can't even put your little pinky in a bucket of water without causing ripples"

I did not mean for my two word response in this thread to snowball into an argument. Sorry about that.
Wasn't your fault. No need to apologize.
 

Saintly

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Came to this thread looking for some research. I don’t know if other places are different but the below are jobs I’ve explored / been denied for due to my level of hearing loss.
1) Canadian Forces - all members must be combat ready and meet the hearing criteria.
2) Police force - similar to above
3) firefighters - for safety purposes there is a required hearing level
4) commercial airline pilot - all Canadian airlines have a required decibel level requirement due to passenger safety.
 
Yes, we can do pretty much everything despite our hearing loss. But what are jobs deaf people can't do?

I can think of two: sign language interpreter and telephone work.
The are Deaf Sign language interpreters that are like...dialect specialists. They help bridge communication when a signer has been self taught in a certain region. It may be hard for a non-native user to understand so they bring in a Deaf interpreter.
 

FinlandForever

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Well in Finland, continuing my career as a Veterinary Nurse was put to a stop very quickly. I worked in Australia for many years in legal and then in veterinary nursing. After an assault, hearing is now completely gone. I was at school here in Finland (learning Finnish) and then came the citizenship test. I had to get a written doctor's report to exclude me from the hearing portion of the hearing / speaking / writing / understanding test.

I gained my Finnish citizenship, only to be told I am a "Deaf retard" (government's words) and that I will never work as a veterinary nurse or in any career here in Finland as we are "useless."

I now work as an author, publisher and book reviewer right here from home. My employer for reviewing is in USA but I am self-employed as an author and publisher in Finland.
 

mikemike

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there are more deaf truckers with CDL. there a deaf truckers Facebook group

deaf cannot be in the military bit can as civilians for DOD.

very few deaf doctors
 

Barbaro

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Well in Finland, continuing my career as a Veterinary Nurse was put to a stop very quickly. I worked in Australia for many years in legal and then in veterinary nursing. After an assault, hearing is now completely gone. I was at school here in Finland (learning Finnish) and then came the citizenship test. I had to get a written doctor's report to exclude me from the hearing portion of the hearing / speaking / writing / understanding test.

I gained my Finnish citizenship, only to be told I am a "Deaf retard" (government's words) and that I will never work as a veterinary nurse or in any career here in Finland as we are "useless."

I now work as an author, publisher and book reviewer right here from home. My employer for reviewing is in USA but I am self-employed as an author and publisher in Finland.
Wow. That's absurd. Finland- one of the world's happiest countries in the world? I am told deaf people prefer Sweden. I know a woman who married a Dane mentioned that Denmark is pretty unfriendly toward disabled people, especially Down syndrome. I am curious. Is there any scientific job that Finland allow any disabled citizen to take?
 
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deafdrummer

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I'm not sure anymore. The jobs I used to do have been shut down with this plandemic, and are being taken out with automation. Plus, the gov't keeps moving the goal posts around of what it means to be gainfully employed sufficiently to be able to survive. I left America altogether for this reason. 55% of jobs that exist today will be gone in 10 years, and I'll be 65 by then.
 

Gobae

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Depending on the level of deafness, being a NYS EMT may not be possible. One of the certification criteria is that EMTs need to be able to communicate to the hospital via radio in English.
 

FinlandForever

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Wow. That's absurd. Finland- one of the world's happiest countries in the world? I am told deaf people prefer Sweden. I know a woman who married a Dane mentioned that Denmark is pretty unfriendly toward disabled people, especially Down syndrome. I am curious. Is there any scientific job that Finland allow any disabled citizen to take?
I wish I could say yes, but I very much doubt it. I once watched KELA tear up a letter from World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) right in front of me as KELA would not allow me use of an interpreter in official conversations such as medical or legal meetings.
 

Barbaro

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I wish I could say yes, but I very much doubt it. I once watched KELA tear up a letter from World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) right in front of me as KELA would not allow me use of an interpreter in official conversations such as medical or legal meetings.
KELA- a Finnish government agency literally tore it up? I would be so furious. I'm sorry you had to see that. What about private interpreters? Would KELA allow it? What are deaf/hh people really doing in Finland since they are forbid to get jobs? It doesn't make sense.
 

sonocativo

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No Pianos can't be tuned with a metronome. I metronome is a device which measures time not pitch.

For that matter a piano can't be correctly tuned with a electronic tuner either because pianos are "tempered" which means that each note is tuned uniquely (not exactly "in tune") so that it blends and balances with the rest of the notes (because pianos play chords, so the chords need to blend - if each of the notes were tuned with a tuner, this wouldn't happen).

(Disclaimer : I work in the music industry, know many professional piano tuners and yes I'm Hoh/D)
pianos have 3 strings to each key. tuning has to be done by ear. I took lessons for several years and also watched tuners tune them... amazing how they do it, and it takes time to tune one. no simple feat.
 
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