Not Deaf or Hearing Enough

I’ve heard this argument in different forms. She’s too Jewish. She’s not Jewish enough. She’s too much of a democrat. She’s not Republican enough. Here the person isn’t deaf or hearing enough. I don’t 100% belong in either world, although I have a higher percentage of belong in the hearing world than the deaf world.
Just have to make do with what I’ve got and accept things as they are.


  1. That sounds so negative? I’m in the same situation as you do: deaf, but grown up in a hearing world. But since I work with deaf people myself, I learnt to understand myself better, and I’m not negative at all about my deafness anymore!

  2. You don’t get it. It has nothing to do with being “not deaf enough”!

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