The book “Deaf Again” is unique because the author has been on both sides of the spectrum. He had been hearing for some time and now is Deaf. He shows each viewpoint and doesn’t make it just for hearing or just for the Deaf. This author is also unique in showing his feelings for both hearing and also being Deaf.
1. The medical care facility should have had an interpreter there at the childbirth. I think it was absolutely ridiculous for Sherry to have to go through natural childbirth and have the incident with the air not being on as well. The doctors and nurses should have also been properly trained and more compassionate.
2. Some messages and/or psychological implications that the author received was that the teacher got upset with Mark because he was frustrated and couldn’t hear and was in turn being ‘rude.’ He received the message that being deaf was bad, and there was something very wrong with him. He needed to be fixed, which in turn he wasn’t able to use Sign Language because they thought it would destroy his ability to use speech. They were not empowered by the doctors, and the doctors set the path for what the family did and the choices they made.
3. They are considered lucky because there is no communication gap between them like there is with a deaf child and hearing parents. The children are also always involved in the conversations and they have a strong linguistic background and more confidence to help them obtain strong leadership qualities. The irony of Mark’s family is that Mark has deaf parents, but still never picked up on ASL because he grew up hearing. When he became deaf he didn’t realize the importance and uniqueness of ASL and being Deaf. He was raised by his hearing grandparents and spent most of his time with hearing relatives even though he has a lot of Deaf ones as well. He did though see his parents communicate