What Are Jobs Deaf People Can't Do?

Steinhauer

Well-Known Member
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

Well-Known Member
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

New Member
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

New Member
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.
 
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