I am Severely-Profoundly Deaf. This means that I hear next to nothing. And while I am oral and can lip read some probably one of my favourite ways of communicating with hearing people is by writing things down back and forth. It’s simple, easy, no fear of miscommunication or misunderstanding and it helps both parties to get down their thoughts in a more logical reasonable manner. And yet, while I prefer this method of communication it is extremely difficult for me to get any number of hearing counterparts to co-operate with it.
So I ask you hearing people this…why do you have such an aversion to the use of pen and paper?
In fact the few that I have brought this up to some hearing people I know the responses that I always get are always along the lines of :
- It takes longer to communicate then/ It’s slower
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