Comment: In so-called teacher education,

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In so-called teacher education,

I guess the textbook on disabilities said to only use the term "hearing impaired," not "deaf." For one, not everyone who couldn't hear normally was totally deaf. But even so, the new, i.e., enlightened, term for any and all degrees of deafness was "hearing impaired." Then in class, the professor warned us about that. He said that some within the deaf community were offended by the term "hearing impaired." They were basically saying, "Look, we're deaf. Is there something wrong with that? We're fine with ourselves just the way we are: DEAF. So stop treating it like some dirty word!" In other words, the pc police seem to be divided.

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