Disadvantages Of Deafness

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Deafness, like any other attribute a human may have, may be perceived in a positive or a negative light. As hearing people make up the majority of the population, it is easy for people who cannot hear to be looked at differently. I was full of wonder upon hearing the title, Reframing: From Hearing Loss to Deaf Gain as I am very familiar with the term “hearing loss”, but not very familiar with the term “deaf gain”. I was expecting “deaf gain” to involve the advantages of being deaf that I do not hear about often. The article talks about the framing of deafness and the diversity to society that deafness contributes. The current framing of deafness makes it seem like a negative thing in today’s society. We live in a society where there’s an …show more content…
When deaf people meet other deaf people from foreign countries, it is easier for them to communicate than hearing people. They are able to communicate with improvised and international signs since they share so much in common. I had no idea that deaf people from different countries could “immediately be able to communicate” and was pleasantly surprised. Usually it’s almost impossible to communicate with foreigners if they do not speak English. After reading that, I feel there is more value to ASL, Research is conducted about the ability of hearing people to communicated with a shared language and deaf people are making a definite contribution. When deaf people walk and talk, there is a bond and shared trust as each person is looking at the other while using their peripheral vision to protect them from dangers ahead. A regular behavior like this helps us learn more about human bonds and human …show more content…
When it comes to literature, sign poetry is a very useful tool for poets to express themselves. Written poetry may become boring as it is not very expressive. Sign poetry on the other hand, is very visual and dynamic, giving poets more to work with. Deafness also plays it contributions in architecture. Because deaf architects see the world differently, they would build differently, thus contribution to diversity. Deaf architects would arrange tables in circles rather than rows, giving a individuals a new collaborative experience. The lighting and visual experience would most likely be different as well, as light quality is very important for deaf people. I enjoyed reading about how deaf people can change architecture, since many buildings are the same and boring. I do believe that deaf architects can design buildings “in a way that promotes a more human way of coexisting” and it gives me hope for the future of architecture. Another form of creativity that can benefit from deafness is film. Sign Language shares many similarities with Film Language since deaf people are very visual and express themselves in a manner similar to film. Because of this, Cinema would benefit from creators who are

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