I thought I would start doing a series-Beyond the Ear: Myths. This will cover aspects about being deaf that society and general populace thinks is true when it is a myth. Topics will range from hearing loss to education to technology as well as the culture in which we live in.
I encourage questions and discussions. I will try to put in a lot of links to the myths to provide validity.
I will say this straight out: people are limited to their viewpoints and often is restricted to the physical sense rather than the whole sense. There are various paintings and stories that illustrate the hands boxing in the ear, what this means is that people’s views are limited to the person’s ability to hear (audism) rather than the whole person – who they are. Hence, Beyond the Ear: Myths series.