Dont say “the deaf” – use “Deaf people”. Also avoid judgemental phrases such as: “suffering from deafness” or “afflicted by deafness” or “trapped in a world of silence”.
Is deaf a politically correct term?
“Deaf” and “deaf” We use the lowercase deaf when referring to the audiological condition of not hearing, and the uppercase Deaf when referring to a particular group of deaf people who share a language – American Sign Language (ASL) – and a culture.
Can deaf parents have a hearing child?
Because of this 9 out of 10 deaf children are born to hearing parents and 1 out of 10 children born to deaf parents are also deaf. With current tests, it is only possible to determine the probable cause of their deafness for about half (40-50%) of children.