Life in a hearing world

Life in a hearing world

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  • What is it like to be deaf in a hearing world?
  • By: Angelina Garcia
  • The current time is 5:29am cst. in approximately 1 minute, Rosie's alarm will go off. but it wont be the way you think it will. Rosie is deaf, so her alarm clock does not sound a loud beeping as hearing people's do, instead, it vibrates her pillow.
  • Rosie is now on the bus with her deaf friend Tony. As they sign to each other on the bus, people stare and it makes them very uncomfortable and they begin to feel vulnerable.
  • In her English class, there is a boy whom Rosie has had a crush on for a long time, but he may never know because he is hearing and he doesn't know sign language. she also does not feel comfortable asking her interpreter to talk to him for her. 
  • omg :p it must suck not being able to hear!! can you hear your own thoughts??? i feel so bad for you **
  • When Rosie gets home, she decides to check her Facebook messages and finds a massage from a girl she hardly knows. she knows the girl means well, but this message still hurts her feelings.
  • [It's really simple! Don't stare at Deaf people who are having conversations in public, that's rude in hearing culture and in deaf culture. Secondly, learn a bit of ASL, we want to have relationships with hearing people too, so make it a little easier to have casual conversation. Lastly, we aren't disabled and we don't have a tragic life, we just speak a different language, so treat  us the same as you would treat anybody else.
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