I get daily notifications in my email on certain keywords I saved in Google. I do this to stay on top of News and developments as well as Blog topics.
Once in a while in my "deaf" keyword search there's News stories with the term "hearing impaired". Ugh! I just roll my eyes and figure the reporter is behind on the times. But today I came across this article: "Grace Gealey on Growing up with Non-Hearing Parents".
Who's bright idea was THAT!!?? Another "PC" term?? What's next? "Non-Visual" for Blindness, "Non-Upright" for Wheelchair users, "Non-Straight" for Gay?? Don't these people see how ridiculous it's getting?
Come on People!! It's "Deaf" or "Hard of Hearing". That's it!
If these reporters are unsure of what terms to use, it's so simple to do a web search for blogs and groups and READ what that group labels itself. Another option would be to call a local agency and say "what's the proper term"?
Are they afraid of offending us? Believe me it's more offensive ignoring us and instead coming up with goofy terms. We don't need to be coddled and pampered by patronizing idiots like these reporters and "think tank" members.
Alright, now that's off my chest, time to resume our "Non-Specific, Non-Uncommon, and Non-Special" lives. (That's "ordinary" for you pretentious morons).
One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon
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I have been Deaf & legally Blind since birth. I've been married to my hearing Husband for 15 years and we have 2 hearing children, a boy 14, and a girl 12.