Personal Experience Of Being Deaf

Good Essays
I suspect that a person who is deaf would be no different than a hearing person, provided that they have their own distinct language. I recognize that being deaf may be onerous at times; especially around hearing people. There are innumerable experiences that deaf people encounter in their daily lives, but the most prominent example is how a deaf individual and a hearing person establish how to communicate. Being deaf compared to possessing the ability to hear is enormously different than my life in a variety of ways. I cannot envision not being able to shout to my parents that may be on a different floor than me; in order to capture their attention. While attending Walsh University I submit that it would be extremely challenging to communicate with my peers and professors, as they are privileged with hearing. Being deaf is similar to my life by we both have our own language; we both can attend school, and be able to play sports and or do certain activities. …show more content…
The authors point is to tell the reader that even though she may be Deaf she still can achieve big things in life. The issues she stresses is that many people do not want to listen to what she says because it is not verbal it is with her hands. Lynch list many famous people and their achievements and she is stating that she can do what ever she wants if she puts her mind to it, just because she is Deaf does not mean that she cannot do certain

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Asl: Going Deaf for a Day

    • 367 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Going deaf was a different experience for me. It was the most difficult challenge I’ve ever done. It completely sucked that I couldn’t use most of my electronics. I couldn’t use my phone to call my mom but I was able to text her. I couldn’t listen to music which was the worst because I have to listen to music when I’m working out, cooking or doing work for school. But being deaf wasn’t all that bad. One of the best things of being deaf was not listening to my mom complain! My mom couldn’t get mad me because she knew I couldn’t hear anything. It was also very peaceful around the house for me. I don’t have to listen to loud vehicles that come down my street, neighbors dog barking and my neighbor’s loud spanish music. There some things that I did have to adjust to my daily life. I usually have to call my younger sister to tell her that the food is done or clean her room, but my sister never hears me so I have physically grab her attention. Instead I used a bell to call her or throw a ball at her to get her attention. Also I usually watch my anime shows but since I can’t hear anything, I watched it with subtitles without sound. People usually responded to me screaming at me but they forgot that was going death for a day. My mom had throw something at me to get my attention and my sister would grab me if she needed anything. Or they would write their questions on paper but most of the time I would read their lips There were few difficult things that I went through. When I have no internet, I couldn’t watch my anime or other shows. I had to put my phone on vibrate and always to have it with me. There wasn’t much difficulties besides these but everything else was easy. I’m Khmer/Laotian and it was hard for me to understand my grandparents since they don’t speak english. I learned that without hearing, it’s hard to communicate with other people and family. Without language, it’s hard to understand somebody’s…

    • 367 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Deaf Culture Book Report

    • 1072 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Thomas K. Holcomb’s book, Introduction to American Deaf Culture, shines a light on the deaf community and the culture they experience. The intended audience, however, is the hearing. It gives the reader insight on deaf experiences and how the atmosphere is different, even though the environment is the same. All aspects of culture are covered. The book starts off with how the culture is formed through the 5 hallmarks (p. 17). Next, the book focuses on the identity of a deaf person. This is not only limited to, labeling from the rest of the world, but also by how the person sees himself. After, the book discusses the core values the deaf community has. These values are much different when compared to the hearing community. They focus on the person engaging as a full member of society. This is done through communication, interacting, and having a sense of self-worth in the community (104-107). Eventually, literature and art are mentioned. The classifications are difficult to place. There are American works, but with the growing awareness in the recent year they have earned their own Deaf category. This is important to the deaf community because it allows “Deaf people’s lives to be better…

    • 1072 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    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.…

    • 794 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    If I was a deaf doctor and I hat a hearing patient, I would ask them what could I do to make them feel comfortable. One the other hand if my docter was deaf I would want him/her to show me common signs that we would use. Also be the best at his/her job. Being deaf does not make things impossible, it only makes thigs a little…

    • 68 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    The third Deaf event that I attended was an interpreted church service at New Venture Christian Church on April 17th and I attended this event for over an hour and a half. I have attended New Venture Christian Church since I was eight years old and within the last four or five years we have gained a few Deaf members of our congregation as well as an interpreter. When I found out about this assignment I immediately knew that I wanted to closely observe the signed church service. When I arrived at New Venture Christian Church I was excited to have the chance to practice signing with members of my church family. Although I have had the chance to sign with these members of New Venture Christian Church before, I felt that over the course of this class I have learned a tremendous amount and can understand those I am signing with much more than I could last semester.…

    • 519 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The first deaf event that I went to was the on a cold Sunday morning with my mother, and I met up with my aunt and uncle. We lived in the outskirts of Charlotte and the church was downtown, so we got up at 9 o'clock in order to get dressed. My mother drove, and I used the GPS to navigate us to uptown Charlotte and ultimately to Charlotte Deaf Mission at First Baptist Church.…

    • 579 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    For my first deaf event I went to the coffee house in Boiling Springs next to Gardner-Webb University. I decided to go with Josie and Latrell, when we arrived the first thing we saw was Will, we all said hello and talked about whether the coffee was worth four dollars or not. As we were going to sit down I saw my principle at the event we chatted for awhile and I taught him a few signs before he had to leave. Later that night I met a girl, she was really friendly I don't remember her name which I am sad to say, but I remember her telling me about how she was there with a friend and how she attended Gardner-Webb and was interested in learning more about the Deaf community. I taught her a few sign and she did the same for me, we had a struggle…

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Last semester, in American Sign Language 2010, my class got assigned a book report project. I with two other partners, choose a book entitled “The Art of Being Deaf: A Memoir,” by Donna McDonald. My professor told us we were to pick one quote from the entire book that stood out to us. I chose an excerpt from the end of the book, on the grounds that, it was the section that focused on reflection and understanding. The excerpt goes “My life had been pitted here with deep sadness and lifted there with joy, but it had been mostly held stable by the grist of daily routines.”…

    • 498 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Walking around basically hearing impaired for a day was interesting. I personally loved it a lot! Being a quiet student comes in handy for me with this project. Teachers didn’t call on me or expect me to talk. I had to have a friend of mine talk to the teachers for me if it was important. My friends didn’t like that I wasn’t able to talk and made sure to speak up and enunciate their words when talking to me. Sometimes I wished that I had someone who knew how to sign so I could practice it, but there wasn’t anyone in my friend group. I loved being able to teach people signs that were curious of the language. A girl in my art class that has a different sign language class than me came up and asked me to help her through sign with her…

    • 430 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    On Thursday, February 23, I had an interesting encounter with 2 deaf people and 1 hard-of-hearing person at a restaurant. I never saw it coming, but I’m so happy it happened.…

    • 612 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Deaf Treatment in 1940's

    • 366 Words
    • 2 Pages

    This article is concerned with ethical aspects of the relations between language minorities using signed languages (called the Deaf-World) and the larger societies that engulf them. The article aims to show that such minorities have the properties of ethnic groups, and that an unsuitable construction of the Deaf-World as a disability group has led to programs of the majority that discourage Deaf children from acquiring the language and culture of the Deaf-World and that aim to reduce the number of Deaf births—programs that are unethical from an ethnic group perspective. Four reasons not to construe the Deaf-World as a disability group are advanced: Deaf people themselves do not believe they have a disability; the disability construction brings with it needless medical and surgical risks for the Deaf child; it also endangers the future of the Deaf-World; finally, the disability construction brings bad solutions to real problems because it is predicated on a misunderstanding.…

    • 366 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    through deaf eyes

    • 311 Words
    • 1 Page

    Trough Deaf Eyes is a documentary outlining the history of the early deaf communities. The movie illustrates and touches the numerous achievements the deaf community has accomplished over the past years. It is startling to see and know the many obstacles that deaf citizens had to go through here in America to reach “acceptance”; this can almost be compared to years when African Americans were segregated. People these days might think that deaf citizens have it hard, but I’m pretty sure it is nothing compared to those years when it was punishable or looked down upon to use sign language to communicate with your family and friends. It is frustrating to know that deaf people were once forced to assimilate instead of just letting them sign. One of the movies speakers hints a good point when she shares that because she spent so much time learning how to assimilate words like “dog, cat, milk, and ext.” deaf people usually fell behind in their other topics. I can really relate to this and how frustrating it is because when I moved from Mexico to the U.S. I didn’t know any English at all. It was almost like being deaf because whenever I wanted to communicate to my teachers or fellow classmates most of my communication came from my hands since they all spoke mostly English and could not understand what I was saying or asking. Twice a week I was pulled out from my home classroom to go to another “special classroom” where another teacher would teach me English little by little along with another 5 other students. Thanks to that I also fell behind in my other school subjects in class; when it came down to grammar, reading, science, and cursive I sucked. Because of this small relation I found the movie to be really interesting.…

    • 311 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Deafness also has a range of factors that can impact on individuals again communication becomes really difficult. We use our hearing to gather allsorts of information and not…

    • 817 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Deaf Culture in America

    • 972 Words
    • 4 Pages

    When I finished reading the book I realized that I had just learned way more than I had been expecting. Just reading the first chapter was enough for me to be awestruck by the intricacies of the Deaf culture, but as I continued reading I realized that the depth and many levels of social structure are so detailed that being able to fully understand them would be simply impossible. I was very impressed with the amount of respect that the word Deaf conveys among the Deaf community. The first chapter to me seemed to be the most interesting. The many stories about Deaf children meeting friends and interacting shed a new light on the way that Deaf people learn to communicate. The word Deaf itself is used to communicate specific things. It not only describes a culture but it can be used to describe a single person or family at the same time. It seemed that the word itself was extremely multifaceted in its usage.…

    • 972 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Have you ever felt God call you to do something, and yet brush it aside as though it was meant for someone else? I became enchanted with American Sign Language in high school, when I befriended a Deaf group of students. I now realize I was fascinated by the language because, unbeknownst to me at that time, I am a visual and kinesthetic learner. Any time I saw Deaf people or Sign Language Interpreters in the community, I couldn't help myself but to watch them. By the time I was a mother of two I knew I wanted to be fluent in the language, although finding the time seemed out of the question. After four children and seventeen years of marriage the door to my future career was opened. My marriage had ended and I was responsible for providing a financially stable home for my children.…

    • 308 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays