Deafness is the most profound form of hearing loss. People who are deaf can hear very little or may not hear anything at all. The World Health Organization WHO estimates that million people around the world have some form of disabling hearing loss, 34 million of which are children. Some people are deaf from birth or early childhood due to things like genetic factors or maternal infections. You may have wondered how exactly a deaf person learns, or in some cases, relearns, how to talk.
How People Who Are Deaf Learn to Talk
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How does a deaf person communicate?
The deaf and hard of hearing community is diverse. However, some people who were born deaf or hard of hearing do not think of themselves as having lost their hearing. We use the lowercase deaf when referring to the audiological condition of not hearing, and the uppercase Deaf when referring to a particular group of deaf people who share a language — American Sign Language ASL — and a culture. The members of this group have inherited their sign language, use it as a primary means of communication among themselves, and hold a set of beliefs about themselves and their connection to the larger society. We distinguish them from, for example, those who find themselves losing their hearing because of illness, trauma or age; although these people share the condition of not hearing, they do not have access to the knowledge, beliefs, and practices that make up the culture of Deaf people.
We, five Deaf counselors, have come together to write this article to educate our fellow counselors about Deaf culture, the Deaf community and working with Deaf clients. This article is only a starting point to understanding Deaf people in counseling contexts. It is not comprehensive. When meeting with a Deaf client, several important issues need to be considered, including cultural competence, assessing and working through personal biases, counselor advocacy and client empowerment, communication, confidentiality, service delivery, referral, consulting and connecting with professional Deaf counselors, and working with sign language interpreters.