When my boyfriend and I are anywhere where the background noise is loud enough that communicating orally is impossible for me, we sign. The comments given when I’m around can be annoying, but the most annoying ones always seem to be directed to my boyfriend when he mentions that his girlfriend is deaf. Of all the comments directed at either of us, though, there’s only one type that really bothers me:“Wow, you’re such a good person.”“Hey, good for you, that must be hard!
It is a basic site and covers an international database of profiles.In a relationship that includes only one partner that is deaf or hard of hearing there can be quite a bit of communication issues, especially if the non-hearing-impaired party to the relationship does not know sign language.In this type of relationship communication can often be limited to lip-reading if you’re any good at it, or pen and paper or texting if you’re not.Moritz, my boyfriend, once explained to his mother that I’ll likely lose all of my hearing one day. ”I imagine that comment came from the same place a surprising amount of comments towards us come from: “How do you two communicate with each other?She responded with a (genuinely concerned) “Oh no, what’ll happen then? ” Or, if they’re feeling particularly presumptuous, “But you can’t communicate with each other!