Things People Say

Now, this is mainly for humor. People do say such things and you always have to have a reason to laugh it off. People are stupid. Don’t be like them!

“Can deaf people drive? How do they hear the ambulance?” – Do you listen to music while driving?

“How come you don’t have cochlear implants?” – How come you don’t get Lasik?

“What are those behind your ears?” – These? Oh, I hope you don’t mind me listening to the radio.

“Where are you from?” – ‘Merica! “No, really where are you from?” – What I just said the first time, are you deaf?

“Why do you have an accent if you’re born in this country?” – Why do you have a limp?

“How do you hear the music?” – Just like anyone else…but with certain pitches and vibrations

“How come you don’t sign?” – How come you don’t?

“Are you chewing bubblegum?” – No, but do you have some?

“Hey umm I don’t mean to be rude but” – Sure you do, but I’m used to it.

“Do you have one of those assisted hearing dog?” – Sure I do. Do rescue dogs count?

“Hi how are…(staring at my ears…) – Hi, my name is Amanda and it’s rude to stare. Yes, I’m deaf.

“How are you deaf if you wear hearing aids?” – How are you speaking if you can hear?

“What is your language?” – I just spoke English.

“Did you get your teeth pulled?” – Go cartwheel in traffic.

Published by That Deaf Girl

I’m Amanda. A witty, sarcastic deaf girl. A character on MTV’s True Life: I’m Deaf Episode and former NFL Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader. I aspire to speak on Special Needs platform, particularly for Dentistry. That Deaf Girl is a blog shedding light on deaf awareness or general in everyday life. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Things People Say

  1. People are so rude! It’s a shame but I’m not sorry you had to experience this stuff because it made you such a strong, amazing woman! ❤


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