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There is a common misconception that deaf and hard of hearing people cannot get jobs. This is simply not true. While it may be more difficult for them to find employment, there are many deaf and hard of hearing people who are employed in a variety of fields.

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One reason that it may be more difficult for deaf and hard of hearing people to get jobs is that they may have difficulty communicating with potential employers. This can be a barrier to getting hired for many people, but there are ways to overcome it. For example, some deaf and hard of hearing people use sign language interpreters when they interview for jobs. Others may use text-based communication methods, such as email or instant messaging.

Another reason that deaf and hard of hearing people may have difficulty getting jobs is that they may not have access to the same resources as people who can hear. For example, they may not be able to attend job fairs or networking events. This can make it difficult to meet potential employers and learn about job openings.

Despite these challenges, there are many deaf and hard of hearing people who are employed in a variety of fields. Some have found success in fields such as interpreting, teaching, and social work. Others have found employment in the business world, government, and non-profit organizations. There are also many deaf and hard of hearing people who are self-employed.

While it may be more difficult for deaf and hard of hearing people to find employment, it is important to remember that many of them are employed in a variety of fields. With the right resources and support, deaf and hard of hearing people can be successful in their careers.

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