By Irene W. Leigh

This name explores identification formation in deaf folks. It appears on the significant affects on deaf id, together with the fairly fresh formal reputation of a deaf tradition, the various internalized versions of incapacity and deafness, and the looks of deaf id theories within the mental literature.

summary: This name explores id formation in deaf people. It seems on the significant impacts on deaf id, together with the rather contemporary formal reputation of a deaf tradition, the several internalized types of incapacity and deafness, and the looks of deaf id theories within the mental literature

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The culturally hearing stage also applies to those individuals who grow up deaf and exhibit preference for spoken English (Glickman, 1996a). They often interact primarily with hearing peers, may belong to organizations advocating spoken language for deaf children, and do not necessarily seek out contact with other deaf people. I tell people I consider myself a hearing person . . no, not normally hearing, but hearing nonetheless. While I recognize that I have always and will continue to hear imperfectly, I do hear .

Glickman (1996a) categorizes deaf people who are most comfortable with spoken language as culturally hearing. This is the first stage of 26 A Lens on Deaf Identities Table 2-1. Theory of Deaf Identity Development Stage Reference Group View of Deafness View of Deaf Community Emotional Theme Hearing Hearing Pathology Marginal Switches Pathology Immersion Deaf Cultural Bicultural Deaf Cultural Uninformed & stereo-typed Shifts from good to bad Positive, non-reflective Positive, personal, integrated Despair, Depression Confusion & conflict Anger/“in love with Deafness” Self-acceptance & group pride Source: From “The Development of Culturally Deaf Identities,” by N.

Golan, 1995; Kisor, 1990). When asked whether he is happy, Henry Kisor (1990) exclaims that he is of course happy and is exasperated by the question. He is as happy as anyone else who has gone through a mixed plate of blessings and curses. Kisor acknowledges how difficult it is for many educators of deaf children and many deaf people themselves to recognize that he in fact does not live a melancholy life just because he communicates solely through spoken language. They tend to view him as an outcast from the hearing world or the deaf community, a “poor shadow of a hearing person, not a contented and fulfilled deaf person” (Kisor, 1990, pp.

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