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From my Hands to your Hearts…

Deaf F.A.Q.

for hearing people  who have no clue about deaf people…

Q: What kind of device do deaf people use if they need for a telephone?

A: The device is called a TTY.

Q: What are the communication skills deaf people know?

A: The deaf people know how to sign, write back and forth, oral, communication, and body language.

Q: Can deaf people read lips?

A: Yes and No, it depends on deaf people needs.

Q: Can Deaf people go to college and get a degree?

A: Of course they can, we are not deaf and dumb, we can do it!!!

Q: Do deaf people wear hearing aids?

A: Some do, some don’t, it depends on deaf people mood or choice. (Some hearing aids may not work on some individuals.)

Q: How can deaf people understand watching movies on T.V.

A: Deaf people have the caption decoder box hooked up to the T.V.

Q: What services do deaf people need for school or the real world?

A: The services are interpreters, notetakers, door-strobe, fire strobe.

Q: Do deaf people get SSI?

A: Some do, some don’t.

Q: Are deaf people safe drivers when they sign to the passengers?

A: No, it not good because you never know the risk and the result. (There are no proof that Deaf people are dangerous drivers.)

Q: Are deaf people the same as hearing people?

A: All I can say they are being equal, only is that deaf people can’t hear while hearing people can hear.

Q: Can deaf people attend high school sports on the hearing team?

A: Yes, of course, like I said Deaf people are equal to hearing people.


There are approximately 22 million Deaf people in the U.S.

Deaf people have safer driving records than hearing  people nationally.

The huddle formation used by football teams originated at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts college for deaf people in Washington, D.C., to prevent other schools from reading their sign language.

The man who invented shorthand, John Gregg, was deaf.

Carl Anderson, a deaf cartoonist, is the creator of “Henry”.

A deaf center-fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, William Hoy, invented the hand signals for strikes and balls in baseball.

Phyllis Frelich won the Tony Award for Best Actress of 1980 in the Broadway play “Children of a Lessor God”. Ms. Frelich is profoundly deaf. Playbill Biography: PHYLLIS FRELICH

Two of the Osmond brothers and Nanette Fabray all have hearing impairments. When Beethoven created his ninth symphony, he was  profoundly deaf.

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was originally an instructor for deaf children and invented the telephone to help his deaf wife and mother to hear.

Scuba divers often use sign language under water. Deaf people can sign/talk at great distances without the use of amplification through the use of sign language.

Deaf people have created a language known as American Sign Language which has been linguistically defined as a separate language such as English, French, and German.

Statistics prove that deaf people live longer than hearing people.

Some positions held by present-day deaf persons are: lawyers, dentists, doctors, chemists, inventors, artists, sculptors, writers, architects, poets, newspaper editors, clergy, actors, teachers, etc.

Deaf people develop keener senses of observation, feeling, taste and smell to compensate for their loss of hearing.

Deaf people appreciate advice or warnings regarding any noises that bother hearing people.

Deaf people vote, pay taxes, drive cars, attend business, social, and religious..


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