One of the clichés to which the Hearing World subjects us deafies countless times is the remark, by some sufferers of the so-called “noise pollution”, that we are fortunate not to suffer from the noise. Nevermind the fact that the hard of hearing are even more bothered by noise than the normally hearing.
Few days ago, I witnessed a new twist of this cliché.
Recently, I started working for another company, meaning that I have new co-workers. One day, at lunchtime, one of them remarked to me how fortunate am I, as a deaf person, to have no use for cellphones. Obviously he got tired of the constant interruptions due to cellphones.
With glee, I pulled out my cellphone and showed him that I, too, was assimilated by the culture of the cellphones…
Now he knows what he needs to know about SMS and 3G video chats.