Clash! between hearing and deaf

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Clash! between hearing and deaf

  1. 1. CLASH! BETWEEN HEARING AND DEAF By Leisha Lininger COMM 2600 November 26, 2013
  2. 2. History of Deaf   “Deaf people can do anything… except hear.” “Deafness is a disability which is so unique, its very nature causes a culture to emerge from it.” –Mark “Deffman” Drolsbaugh  Marlee Matlin  RIT/NTID and Gallaudet
  3. 3. History of Deaf  Laurent Clerc, 1816  Second International Congress on Education of the Deaf, 1880
  4. 4. Statistics for Deaf  200 distinct sign languages in the world  Depending on severity of deafness, 2-140 people out of every 1,000 in the United States are deaf
  5. 5. “Waiting on the World to Change”
  6. 6. History     Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf Moog Oral School CIs were approved in mid-1980s by FDA. Research started in 1950s, though.
  7. 7. “Hearing for the First Time”
  8. 8. Statistics for Cochlear Implants   219,000 (according to Wikipedia) Not easily available due to cost $$$
  9. 9. In Conclusion     There is a big divide between the hearing and the deaf culture This can lead to issues of unemployment, isolation People in the deaf culture are very, very close to each other Cochlear implants are used by many people
  10. 10. Discussion Time      What has been your experience with a Deaf individual? How was the communication? Based on the facts presented and what you know, what do you think about the cultural divide? If you have a child diagnosed with hearing loss, what route do you think you would pursue? What do you think needs to change in the political climate or in the law for accessibility
  11. 11. My Opinion

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