What is it like to be the only Deaf person in a hearing family? Answer by Cristina Hartmann , dual citizen of the Deaf and hearing worlds, on Quora :. When I was 11, my year-old sister locked herself into her room in a fit of teenage angst. Before she quarantined herself, she covered my parents's bathroom mirror with post-its detailing their every transgression. As you might guess, there were many.
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Carola has worked for agencies serving the hearing loss community for many years. She is also a freelance writer. I have worked for several agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing community for many years. At times, I was the only hearing person in a department with a deaf boss and co-workers.
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Unfortunately, when deaf and hard of hearing people look for work, they may encounter employment discrimination. Prospective employers can discriminate, either openly or subtly. This discrimination happens because of either overt prejudice, or because of ignorance about deafness and hearing loss. For example, an employer may erroneously think that a deaf employee will need an interpreter all of the time. Some deaf job searchers may try to tailor their resumes to hide the fact they have a hearing loss.
Getting a new job as a disability support worker can be challenging, which is why it is so important to write the best resume you can before you apply. Your resume is your main marketing material, a document designed to showcase your skills and experience. Now is the time to demonstrate what makes you the ideal choice for the disability support position you are seeking.