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What Does It Mean To Have #HearingPrivilege?

On Monday of this week, the hashtag #HearingPrivilege took over Twitter. Thanks to Professor Joseph Hill and assistant professor Jason Listman from National Technical Institute for the Deaf, along with their colleagues and students, people who are d/Deaf/ HoH used #HearingPrivilege to share examples of both blatant and subtle ways that the ability to hear offers societal privilege.

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We live in a culture constructed BY and FOR the hearing majority. The ability to hear offers many advantages and inherent opportunities. We cannot move toward a just and equal society until everyone recognizes this oppressive bias.

For more information on the #HearingPrivilege Social Media Takeover:

Follow the #HearingPrivilege hashtag on social media and check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1089191714491634/

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