The importance of listening and communication

Have you had experience in dealing with people with impaired hearing and speech? Better known as deaf people and muted. I would like to tell a little story about listening to and communicating with the deaf community as a model.

It so happened that both my wife's parents were deaf / dumb. They met at a school for the deaf Nebraska, and later married and gave birth to six children, who hears all. May-law died before the marriage with his daughter, but my father in law lived with us until his death in a car accident.

Listening deaf begins with careful attention to what is signed. Quite a few ten seconds of sound for him. Attentive to what is reported, for it was important that he knew what was going on around him. Hike to a basketball game in NSD will cause to stand for some time in the gym, until he saw the crowd until he found someone whom he knew, and then began to "talk" to him in sign language. Imagine anyone who cared to listen, could do it if I could read the "sign."

When I was alone with her mother in law, I always wanted to sign the word, write the word and hoping that he will be able to interpret. Surprisingly, it felt like I was trying to convey to him. I usually stop the conversation by writing on the tablet message wanted to convey.

A little known aspect of the deaf community – that's what they love to sing. This is usually done by one or two people who are in the group of "signing" of texts. They also maintain the pace to all stay together. Deaf community loves singing group on the different types of ceremonies, including funerals. After each song, they wave their hands to show for the pleasure of singing.

Something with which we are confronted, "hearing" in today's world – it is contrary to "listen" and "talk" effectively. We often let our minds wander, from 10 seconds after someone starts talking to us. What about a quick "conversations" fire that occurs in these days. This is the result of "multitasking", which seems popular?

Can you imagine someone from the deaf community signed so quickly that no one can explain what he says. He would be alone and without anyone to talk to him. It is essential that deaf people have to "look" at what they say "familiar" to interpret. Would not it be great if the auditory community could either slow rate of speech, and it would not be nice if the community could auditory or "listening" what is being said?

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