I found an interesting article over at Limping Chicken by interviewer Charlie Swinbourne http://limpingchicken.com/ regarding the difference in the ways deaf and hearing people communicate, according to Bruno Kahne, "who teaches hearing people the benefits of communicating more like deaf people". The link to the full article is below these few points:
- Deaf people talk one at a time, in a very sequential manner. Hearing people talk all at the same time, and often interrupt one another.
- Deaf people are able to be simple and precise at the same time. Hearing people are either simple and vague, or precise and complex.
- Deaf people stay focused on the interaction. Hearing people disconnect regularly.
- Deaf people constantly reformulate and check understanding, saying when they don’t understand. Hearing people never ask others to repeat, and never say when they don’t understand something.
The rest of the article is quite interesting, isn't it?