"He speaks when he chooses," said the old woman; "he became deaf
through ringing the bells.
"What does the Family Guide say about entertaining your rich, deaf old aunt?" queried Dan ironically.
She did her brave best but she could not shout like Felicity, and half the time, as she confided to me later on, she felt that Great-aunt Eliza did not hear one word she said, because she didn't seem to take in who the people were, though, just like all deaf folks, she wouldn't let on.
He went to the house of a very deaf old lady and when they sat down to the table she asked him to say grace.
"I think it was real mean of her to pretend she was deaf," said Felicity, almost on the verge of tears.
How many of the girls and boys--ah, men and women too--that are brought before you and you don't pity, are deaf
and dumb in their minds, and go wrong in that state, and are punished in that state, body and soul, while you gentlemen are quarrelling among yourselves whether they ought to learn this or that?
Then he imparted his design concerning Dolly to Miss Miggs, who was taken more deaf
than before, when he began; and so remained, all through.
AFRICA TRIP: From left, Anne Lawrance, Austin Reeves, Ruth Burnett, Frank Seldon, Christine Reeves and Mike Burnett who visited a deaf
church in Uganda
Signing in Puerto Rican, by Andres Torres, is an autobiographical account of a hearing child growing up in a family of two Deaf
Anne Quartararo opens this study by drawing an important distinction between a disability model of deaf
history, which emphasizes both difference and integration into a larger population, and a cultural approach, which seeks the roots of the deaf
community's social identity in the agency of deaf
men and women.
Although halakhah traditionally prevented many deaf
Jews from full participation in their religious communities, their position changed as far back at the Medieval period, according to Rabbi David Feldman, who notes in his 1986 essay "Deafness and Jewish Law," that Maimonides argued that a deaf
person who could speak could in fact participate in ritual matters, marry, and divorce.
The third born Deaf
in a hearing family, however, brings many challenges around communication and belonging.