Yes, Deaf People Can Listen to Music
Published Tuesday, September 5, 2023 — 3 minute read
This isn't a long post, as there's not much to say other than "Yes, Deaf People Can Listen to Music". Deafness is a spectrum and doesn't automatically mean someone has zero hearing. Disability (which is what I consider my deafnesss, but not all d/Deaf people do) is a spectrum.
Music and d/Deaf people have existed for the same amount time. We can experience music through sign language interpretation, lipreading, watching musicans perform to the beat, feeling vibrations, and for those of us that use assistive technology like hearing aids or cochlear implants, we can hear some parts of songs. Again, it's a spectrum. So even with assistive technology we still all have different levels of hearing.
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