Deaf vs. Hearing Impaired

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Big D deaf “Deaf” is the term preferred by the Deaf community. It represents cultural awareness and shows respect to those whose native language is American Sign Language (ASL). “Hearing Impaired” is a medical label that implies an impairment or something that needs to be fixed and is not a preferred term used in the Deaf community or among American Sign Language (ASL) users.

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