Presentation on theme: "“See What I Mean” Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures This video will show you some of differences between Deaf culture vs. hearing culture."— Presentation transcript:
“See What I Mean” Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures This video will show you some of differences between Deaf culture vs. hearing culture.
Points to Ponder…. 1.How far/close do Deaf/hearing people stand when they talk to each other? 2. Is their eye gaze continuous or broken up?
3. How much physical contact is there? 4. When do people hug?
5. How do they get attention of others? 6. How much gestures and facial expressions do people incorporate in their conversations?
Now, let’s make some lists… What are the of behaviors that would be considered “hearing culture”. Ex: yelling to get attention.
What are the behaviors that would be considered unique to Deaf people. Ex: using sign language
Make a list of behaviors that are common to both hearing and Deaf people. Ex: celebrating holidays
More to think about…. Suppose you went to another country. What elements of culture would you observe first? What would be the most obvious difference for you?
If a foreigner would ask you to describe American culture, what would you tell that person?
Do you believe there is a hearing culture and a Deaf culture? Why/why not?