The importance of silence and communication

Have you ever had the experience to communicate with people with hearing and speech problems? They are mostly known as deaf and silent people. I would like to tell you a little story about listening and communicating as a deaf community as a model.

It just happened that both my wife's parents were deaf / silent. They met at Nebraska School of the Deaf and later married and had six children who all heard of it. My mother passed away before marrying her daughter, but my dad lived right up close to his death in a car accident.

Listening to deaf mute starts with paying close attention to the signature. Ten seconds will not be heard. Considering communication, it was very important to know what was going on around it. To play NSD basketball after a while, he would stay in the gym while searching for the masses until he found someone he recognized and then "talked" to him in the sign language. Imagine anyone who wanted to listen could have done so if they could read the "sign."

When I found myself alone with my dad, I always tried to sign words, hoping to be able to interpret it. Surprisingly, he felt what I was trying to tell him. I usually cover the conversation when I wrote a message on a tablet I wanted to convey.

It is a little-known aspect of the Deaf community that they like to sing. This is usually done by one or two people who lead the group by "signing the text". They also maintain the pace to keep everyone together. The deaf community likes grouping songs at all kinds of festivals. After each song they fall into their hands and signal their joy in singing.

What we experience in today's "hearing" world is the opposite of "listening" and "communicating". We often leave our minds wandering after 10 seconds after someone starts talking to us. What about the "quick conversation" in the days? Is this the "multi-tasking" result that seems to be popular?

You can imagine someone in the deaf community so fast signing that nobody can interpret what he says. She finds herself alone, and no one wants to talk to her. It is imperative that deaf people should "look" with the word "sign" to interpret it. It would not be wonderful if the student community would slow the pace of the conversation or slow it down, and would not it be wonderful if the listening community "would listen" to what to say?