Some people believe it’s rude or offensive to ask a person about their disability, but I think it’s the opposite. When someone asks about my arthrogryposis it makes me happy to know they’re interested and care about it. It never bothers me to talk about my disability…
“March is Disability Awareness Month. An estimated 50 million Americans — 18 percent of our population — have disabilities. In reality, people with disabilities are one of the most underutilized employment resources.”—By Ron Campbell, Standard-Examiner
—->That’s why the employment specialists at DSB work hard to help people with disabilities find jobs.
“A Review in this week’s Lancet says that mental health problems are about twice as prevalent in deaf people compared with the general population, and also reports disparities in access to and quality of mental health care for deaf people. The Review is by Dr Johannes Fellinger, Health Centre for the Deaf at the Hospital of St John of God, Linz, Austria, and Medical University, Vienna, Austria, and colleagues.
The authors conclude: “Improved access to health and mental health care can be achieved by provision of specialist services with professionals trained to directly communicate with deaf people and with sign-language interpreters.”—
“A study published by the Better Hearing Institute revealed that people with severe hearing loss had a 15.6 percent unemployment rate, or double the normal hearing population and nearly double those who use hearing aids.”—
YELL at them for talking too loud. You can ask them to talk quieter, but that’s not always gonna work either, since there is a lower limit to which we can hear ourselves.
For example, there is a point of volume where I can’t hear my own voice. At this point, I lose all control over my speech —…
This. Always. I have little to no volume control.
I tend to talk too loud in quite places and too quite in loud places. But I have no idea that i do that. I just get complaints from everyone. And when you yell at me for being too loud I’m just going to get pissed.
AND if you can’t understand me i’ll repeat myself or even write things down since I know there are certain sounds I get completely wrong, but laughing at me!?!?! I will just infuriate me make me turn off my voice, my hearing aids, and walk away and possibly say some innapropriate words very loudly.
I do the exact opposite: I shut down. I grew up feeling really embarrassed when my parents told me to “bring it down to a dull roar.” I was a very loud child, even before going deaf. And now if someone is hostile about telling me that I’m being too loud, I just stop talking altogether. I’m scared that anything I say now will be too loud. All fun completely stops for me, and I get really really paranoid. It’s awful. :c
Yeah, all of the above from Emma, which makes people think that yelling at me works because it makes me shut up.
Today at Macquarie university’s econ111 lecture, there were some deaf people in the class so a translator was at the front, signing everything the professor was saying. The professor started off with the usual “welcome to Economics, I’m better than you at everything” stuff, and then went into mic…