Thursday, 27 December 2018

Look whose talking... NOT!

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Do you have people who don't even face you when talking?  Is there any real answer to poor awareness?  The systems we use now depend not on mutual goodwill,  and cooperation, but biased 'advisors', and legal enforcement threats.  A sure-fire fail.

Another view of it:

I give few if any indications I am deaf, as my voice is OK, and I am very aware of issues, I can spot almost instantly when I need to point out I am deaf and not following.  Other than that I don't feel any need to make it too obvious.  I cannot get angry with people who don't know I am deaf.  The aid wearer has the 'nod' ATR does not seem to fit any particular category of deafness or loss really.  

It is usually the deaf that sign all the time and those who obviously wear hearing aids that have issues, so this suggests drawing undue attention to the loss, is counterproductive, and its area reluctant to pursue that option, for sure if we get aggressive that works against us. That is not to say like everyone else with a hearing loss I didn't get angry all the time at the start.  

Deaf awareness has never worked for any of us and its all bias and disinformation what there is.   

I don't hide my hearing loss, but neither do I make a point of it except when there is obviously a communication breakdown of some sort.  Awareness otherwise can become a cross to carry, I leave that to that bloke from 2000 years ago, and it didn't end well for him...

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