Which method do you use? If you don't use any of these methods what do you use to help understand one another easier?
- Mouthing big and raising voice
- Pen and paper
- Video Chat
Many people may wonder which method is best. Honestly it varies from person to person, but if you have a pen and paper you should have very little problems communicating with each other. The reason why it varies is because Deaf and Hard of hearing people themselves vary. Many people believe that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people know how to sign and lip read. Well that is not the case. You can't just assume everyone is this way because they are Deaf/HOH. The way a Deaf/HOH person communicates usually links back to how they grew up.
We all have our thoughts as to what we feel is the right and wrong way to communicate. I would love to know all your thoughts? What is your method of choice and which method do you have a problem with? I personally have an issue with people mouthing big and raising their voice. I find it a little degrading. Now please lets strike up a conversation as to our views on how to communicate with each other. With you sharing your thoughts it may open up the eyes of others as to how they should approach a Deaf/HOH person to communicate with them,
*Sharing your life experiences is a great tool to teach others*