Fact Or Myth : Deafness

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Fact Or Myth : Deafness - Quiz

A person is said to be deaf if they have partial or total loss of hearing ability. Most people don't understand the facts and the opinions about this condition. Take up the fact or myth: deafness quizzes and is sure.


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  • 1. 

    Deaf do not have the ability to speak.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    The audiological impairment of ones hearing does not affect their vocal chords. Speech is a learned process that requires the use of ones vocal chords, therefore, if you have functioning vocal chords you have the ability to speak! Additionally, the term Deaf-Mute is wildly inaccurate so please refrain from using this when discussing the Deaf community.

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  • 2. 

    American Sign Language (ASL) is the universal form of communication amongst the Deaf.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    While ASL is the most common sign language used, there are over 130 different types of sign language as well as modes of communication utilized by the Deaf. Even within a small community of deaf families there can be several different types of sign language used, making communication difficult. Consider Spanish as an example. Spanish is the common language in Mexico but you will find variations to this language dependent upon where you are and with whom you are speaking!

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  • 3. 

    Writing is an acceptable, if not preferred, form of communication between the Deaf and hearing communities.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    Fact! If you are unable to communicate with a member of the Deaf community and there is no interpreter present, it is absolutely acceptable to communicate through writing. This will make the communication process easier and eliminate any possibility of insensitive behavior, such as yelling or waving your hands to mimic signs, which is too often typical behavior in the hearing community.

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  • 4. 

    The deaf cannot use a telephone since they cannot hear

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    Devices such as text telephones, TTY, or video interpreters are commonly used when the deaf needs to make a phone call. This is 2016 and technological advances make it possible for anyone to communicate regardless of language barriers!

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  • 5. 

    Not just anyone who signs can communicate with the Deaf.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    Simply knowing a few signs does not give you the ability to communicate with the deaf. Even after years of training in ASL you still may find yourself having difficulty portraying an English sentence to ASL. This is because ASL is a conceptually visual language and not simply a direct translation of English words. There are also different types of interpretation making ASL one of the most diverse and challenging languages to master.

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    The Deaf are not impaired or disabled in any way, so referring to them as such is highly offensive and unacceptable in today's society.

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      Fact

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    For obvious reasons this is factual. The Deaf are impaired or disabled and referring to them in such a way manifests negative stereotypes about their rich and complex culture. Be sensitive to the words you use.

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