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Q&A: a sampling

The third edition of For Hearing People Only contains 220 chapters, averaging 5-10 pages. Each chapter focuses on a particular question. Here’s a sampling of HPO questions.


“Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?”
Answer


“Is it O.K. to use the terms ‘deaf-mute’ and ‘deaf-and-dumb’?”
Answer


“Do you have a problem with hearing performers playing Deaf roles?”
Answer


“What is Total Communication?”
Answer


“How do Deaf people feel when a hearing person
approaches them in public using sign language?”
Answer


“Is there one sign language for all countries?”
Answer


“Why do Deaf people always hang around after a play
(or any other event) and stand together and talk?”
Answer


“What difficulties do Deaf people have when driving an automobile?”
Answer


“If I take one or two sign-language classes,
will that make me a qualified interpreter?”
Answer


“What do Deaf people think of all
this controversy about methodologies and literacy?
If the old schools for the deaf were doing something right,
what was it?”
Answer




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