This is very true. Please don’t say these things to us Deaf people. Yes I have a CI (hitting on number 8 here) but it will not “fix” my hearing, I do not need something to “fix” my hearing because I am not broken. do I have access to sound with it yes, but it will not “fix” me I am fine how I am. I have gotten these and many more. Speaking of my CI, I will post later about activation.
We all occasionally say things we really wish we hadn’t, especially when meeting new people. For some reason, meeting a deaf person seems to really bring out those moments in people. In the hopes of helping you avoid these embarrassing moments, I’m sharing 10 things you should never say when meeting a deaf person. All of which, in case you’re wondering, have been said to me. And my friends. More than once.
1 – Oh, I’m sorry. (And then walking away.)
Deaf people are really not that scary. When someone tells you they can’t hear you, try making sure you’re looking directly at the person when you talk to them. Speak clearly, but don’t exaggerate your lip movements. Or, hey, get a piece of paper or use your phone to write down what you’re saying.
2 – How do you drive?
I use my eyes. How do YOU drive?? I’m…
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