For hearing people only: answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Deaf community, its culture, and the "Deaf reality"

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Deaf Life Press, Sep 1, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Ever asked (or heard) these questions: "Don't all deaf people read lips?" "Is it OK to say 'deaf-mute' & 'deaf-&-dumb'?" "Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?" Ever wondered where you could find answers to these & others, in a nontechnical, easy-to-use format? FOR HEARING PEOPLE ONLY fills this gap. It presupposes no prior acquaintance with Deaf Studies, sign language, or any "Deaf" knowledge at all, & is written in a simple, clear, entertaining style. As the deaf co-authors write: "Hearing people--those with normal hearing--do not think of themselves as being 'hearing people.' They see themselves as people. You are the insiders. To you, we deaf people are the outsiders. You call us 'deaf people.' But we deaf people see non-deaf people as the outsiders--'hearing people.' To deaf people, the non-deaf majority are 'hearing people.'" Without doubt, there is a need for such a book. FOR HEARING PEOPLE ONLY is intended for students & laypeople (like you). Prepaid orders only to: HPO Book, 85 Farragut Street, Dept. RB, Rochester, NY 14611-2845. $14.95 ppd., NY residents add $1.05 sales tax.

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Very helpful insights into Deaf culture. - Goodreads
A great intro to Deaf culture. - Goodreads
Great insight into the Deaf community. - Goodreads
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Review: For Hearing People Only: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality"

User Review  - skein - Goodreads

The illustrations (by a Deaf artist) were clever and beautiful and evocative and sometimes flat-out hilarious. (The deaf man being approached by a thief? hahaha.) The rest, well ... Most of it I ... Read full review

Review: For Hearing People Only: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality"

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Each of the 60 chapters deals with a question that hearing people have had about the deaf or about Deaf culture. There is so much I didn't know -- and hadn't even thought of before this. The book ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Chapter 1
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y Is there one sign language for all countries?
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Copyright

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