GROWING UP WITH DEAF PARENTS , CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)Friday, April 08, 2016
Meziee: The most common misconception about deaf people is that most deaf people have poor hearing and that they are able to hear a little. It's interesting to see how many people will talk loudly to my parents after I've told them they are deaf. My parents are fully deaf. Many people also believe deaf people can't read or write.
Meziee: This is a common question people ask me and I'm still not sure how the deafness gene is passed on. On my dad's side, my grandparents had 6 born deaf children and all but one of their children is hearing.
Meziee: This is a question that I am asked very often and one of the biggest misconceptions; because people don't think deaf people can drive. My parents do drive and they taught me how to drive. It was just a bit more difficult to learn because you're trying to keep your eyes on the road while looking over to see what your parents are saying. But other than that, most signers can talk while driving. It's not safe, but it's not impossible.
Meziee: I am not worried that I'll have deaf children. If my child is hearing or deaf, I'll love him/her no matter what.