Stats about the Deaf
There are about 200 deaf children in Sumner County schools
The percent of the population that is deaf is between 1-10% depending upon the area.
About 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents
About 75% of those parents never learn to sign
50-90% of Deaf children are abused
Sign language for hearing children improves spelling, reading, and vocabulary scores.
“d” deaf means physical condition. “D” Deaf means Deaf culture.
The term “hearing impaired” is considered insulting by many in the Deaf world, because it implies something is broken or needs to be fixed. Deaf and Hard of Hearing are acceptable terms.