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DEAF Culture

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A Spatial Language
kinesics, proxemics, paralinguistics, and appearances
non-verbal communication
American Sign Language
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
What is Deaf Culture?
Hofstede's Dimensions of Culture

Deaf Culture
the interpretation of body motion and positioning, and of facial expression
takes on a grammatical aspect in ASL
the use of interpersonal space
the tone or pitch of speech
different for ASL communicators and interpreters
any form of interaction involving touch
ear trumpet

first deaf school
World War I & II:
Sing language was used as a "secret language"
First Silent Movies
and the first patented hearing aids were produced
ASL (American Sign Language) was recognized as a language
Cochlear implants were designed
Advancement in technology and hardware: Deaf culture can be more interactive with the hearing world.
Individuals in deaf culture see their friends as closer than their family members.

Time spent with other deaf individuals is highly valued in this culture.
90% of Deaf children have two hearing parents and 88% of those parents do not learn nor attempt to learn ASL
No set religion
Formation of a congregation that incorporates sign language into the services and Bible studies.
Churches will usually provide an interpreter if a member of the church is deaf or another member of the congregation will translate.
Children were once sent to boarding schools and to homes for the deaf (until recent cochlear implants allowed them to integrate themselves with hearing classrooms).
1975: Congress passed the
Education For All Handicapped Children
Cochlear implants are expensive (around 18,000 dollars and up) and cause much controversy.
-Threatens deaf culture
"minority threatened by majority"
Deaf sports are a worldwide phenomenon that many travel to participate in and watch! i.e. Summer Games for the Deaf and International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (CISS).
Those who participate in team sports also normally like to have a flag instead of any type of sound to signal indications in the game
Community is an important part of deaf culture
Most television programs give the option to watch with close captioning (subtitles)
There is an app called "Deaf Bible", accessible through the app store, that allows the person to read the bible through sign language
Most movies, auditorms and stadiums have discrete listening devices available for any individual who requests it
Uncertainty Avoidance
Individualism vs Collectivism
Power Distance
Other Dimensions
Low Power Distance

Relationships less likely to be based on social standing

More relationships outside of own social group

Communication style more direct, less private
More of a Collectivism model when viewed as a community
Close knit
Can be hard to penetrate by 'outsiders'

Members of Deaf culture often more Individualistic themselves
Bold fashion, hairstyles, etc.
Higher level of Uncertainty Avoidance compared to the United States as a whole.

Communication barriers with most of society can make new or different environments challenging.
2 to 4 out of every 1.000 people in the U.S. are "functionally deaf"
consequently over 50% became death later in life
less than 1/ 1,000 people in the U.S. became deaf before they were 18 years old

roughly 500,000 people or .24% of the population sign at home
1 of every 1,000 deaf people in the U.S. reported they were good at signing
National Census of Death Population
Statistics Continued
2-3 out of every 1,000 children in the U.S.are born with a loss of hearing in one or both ears
Over 90% of deaf children are born with parents that are not deaf
25% of people 65-74 years old and 50% of those older than 75 have disabling hearing loss

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
adults older than 70 with hearing loss that could benefit from a hearing aid, less than 30 % have ever used them
16% of people who are of 20-69 years old never used hearing aid though they could benefit from them.
"The terms 'hearing impaired," "deaf and hard of hearing", or "people with hearing loss" have been used by public institutions, political groups, and some individuals, as an attempt to be inclusive, but those terms focus on what is perceived as lacking or lost. The term "Deaf" with a capital D is an inclusive term because it focuses on what people
- a living culture, an available language, and the infinite, untapped possibility being Deaf can offer."
Kohl's Values
Change is a disruptive, destructive force to be avoided
Being deaf is a physiological difference that should not be changed.
Change destroys the unique characteristic of sharing a common language and history
Time and its Control
No time limits
Saying goodbye is a lengthy process.

Individualism and Privacy
Directness, Openness and Honesty
Very Direct
Open communication
is extremely important.

No distinct dress. Deaf people can make their own fashion“Deaf Pride” or ASL-themed T-shirts and other articles of clothing.

Eye Contact

Signing Space
Finger Spelling
Spatial Agreement
Possessive Pronouns
Rules of Reality
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(Untitled image of facial expression)
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[Untitled comic of deaf non-verbal communications:2]. Retrieved April 1, 2015, from: http://www.thatdeafguy.com/
[untitled comic:2]
[untitled comic 1]
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[untitled image of three people signing]
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(Piraro, 2009)
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[untitled PSA]
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[Untitled image of Bloomberg's interpreter]
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Hilary Bradford
Rachel Kilgore
Asha Udradia
Josh Bean
Ari Goncalves
Heide Chazares
Masculinity vs Femininity

Long-term vs Short-term Orientation
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("United States Cultural Dimensions", n.d.)
(Hofstede, "Dimensions of National Cultures")
(Hofstede, "Dimensions of National Cultures")
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(Hofstede, "Dimensions of National Cultures")
(Cameron, "My Experience in the Deaf Culture")
(Cameron, "My Experience in the Deaf Culture")
(Hofstede, "Dimensions of National Cultures")
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Gallaudet University:
Established by Abe lincoln
Leader in deaf education

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- Smith and Mikos 2008
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(Kohls, "The Values Americans Live By")
(Kohls, "The Values Americans Live By")
(Kohls, "The Values Americans Live By")
(Kohls, "The Values Americans Live By")
Gallaudet University
Hearing Aids
(Smith and Mikos 2008)
(Baird 1993)
(Unknown 2014)
I hope to inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.
- Marlee Matlin
-Other barriers to healthcare access
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