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
2. Talk Normally
-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
-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
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