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What Wikipedia Can’t Teach You About Deafness



The Huffington Post
The Blog - Tracy Stine
Feb 23, 2016

The Wikipedia entry on deafness will give you the definition, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnoses, prevention, treatments and more. These are all from the medical perspective of being deaf, with a small "d", and doesn't show you the full story of a Deaf person, with a capital "D".

What's the difference between deaf and Deaf?

People who are "deaf" usually don't associate with other members of the deaf community, usually don't sign, strive to fit in more with hearing people, and identify their hearing loss in medical terms only.

Read more  . . .  "d" & "D"