The National Association for the Deaf, for example, is OK with the use of hard of hearing, while the Hearing Loss Association of America recommends people with hearing loss.
Is it OK to use the word deaf?
“Deaf” and “deaf” 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.
Is it bad being deaf?
Deafness is not pathological, but merely another way of being normal, or possibly even a way of being better than normal, they claim. Despite such assertions, however, much of the hearing world remains unconvinced, and continues to think of deafness in negative terms.
Do deaf people get lonely?
From my experience, loneliness is something that many deaf people have felt at various moments in their life. It could even be said to be a common experience for deaf people, particularly when growing up. For some deaf people, loneliness starts at home.