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Deafness and Hearing Loss
What is a synonm for deaf?
Would a deaf person have deaf babies?
Not necessarily. Only if the deafness was obtained genetically. For example, I am a deaf person, but it was not hereditary. Therefore, I will not have deaf children. However, if a deaf person is deaf from hereditary factors - (i.e. the mother is deaf or the grandfather is deaf) - it indicates that there is a gene that carries the deaf factor, which means that it is possible for a deaf person to have deaf children.
What is the difference between 'deaf' and 'Deaf'?
In the United States, "Deaf" with a capital "D" refers to those that use American Sign Language as their primary language. Not all deaf people are Deaf. To be deaf is to be unable to hear. It's normally defined as being profoundly hard of hearing. But to be Deaf is to be use sign language as your primary means of communication. So deaf people who aren't "think hearing" but embrace being deaf and therefore sign fluently are considered Deaf
Asked in Fetal Development
Having a child with deaf person?
What exactly is your question? The chances of having a deaf or hearing child? If the person you have a child was deaf from hereditary reasons (i.e. there is multiple deaf people in his/her family), that means there is a possibly of having the deaf gene being carried down to your child. Therefore, there is a chance of having a deaf child. But if the deaf person is not deaf due to hereditary reasons, then your child will not be deaf.