jenny & sue

collaborators, subjects

My two collaborators are young and have both been hearing impaired since birth. Both have an understanding of what is meant by "deaf culture" and yet both eschew it because it is too (in their words) limited. Both have felt marginalized by hearing culture, yet both aspire to be full members of what they call "the hearing mainstream" and both are articulate critical thinkers who see themselves and their lives on the boundary of mainstream American hearing culture: they are interested in becoming full members of the hearing culture yet fear what they may lose if they were to become fully engaged in the hearing world.

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