Deaf Actress Amanda McDonough gives you some tips on how to plan and go on a date with someone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. These same rules apply to hanging out with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person.

1. Pick a good place
-good lighting
-no distractions

2. Talk Normally
-don’t yell
-don’t over pronounce

3. Learn a little ASL
-yes, no, thank you

4. Don’t focus on the Hearing Loss
-Let your date decide if they want to
discuss that.
-There is so much more to us than hearing loss.

***Please excuse my sloppy signing in this video I was in a rush when I made it and didn’t have the luxury of many takes.

The AMAZING Rikki Poynter just made a video about being in a relationship with a Deaf/Hard of Hearing person. So, check that video out here for more information on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWIG-qMCPE

To Learn More about Amanda visit:
Website: http://www.amanda-mcdonough.com
IMDb: http://www.imdb.me/amandamcdonough
Instagram: https://instagram.com/amanda_mcdonough/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/officialamandamcdonough
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActingAmanda

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