Thursday, October 18, 2007

What is Deaf?

I am curious... I have been read several blogs and watch several vlogs for past few days. I am so curious.. what does the word "Deaf" really mean? Reason I asked.. look at this.. www.dictionary.com ... their define for word "Deaf"....–adjective
1.partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear.
2.refusing to listen, heed, or be persuaded; unreasonable or unyielding

I am curious what your define of that word? How would a deaf person like yourself define a word "deaf' in your own word?

Other question about deafness... I am open this question to everyone.. to share their opinion.....there is no wrong or right answer to this question.... How much of deafness or knowledge or experience ... should be classification "deaf enough" to be ASL teacher and Deaf Leader and Role for Deaf community?

2 comments:

DC1974 said...

My feeling is that we are best off if we let people define themselves the way they'd like to be defined. That is definitely the most inclusive, anyway. While recognizing that their are both differences of opinion as well as different cultures that make up the larger Deaf community. There is strength in numbers -- and so the more people that feel included in the Deaf community the stronger the community's voice will be. That answers your question without answering it... I suppose.

kongstvedt said...

I would define the word Deaf (as in 100% deaf ) as gifted because you are way more observent than a hearing person who takes hearing for granted.

Jullian Torrson 13