Very Interesting...

A few nights ago some of the homeschool families in the area met for a “family night” to fellowship with each other. Some of us who were still in school had display boards and presentations. On the spur of the moment, I decided to make a display board on ASL since I was also going to be signing to a song.

Since I didn’t have as many resources (and hardly any time) it wasn’t as good as last year’s project. But I was able to find out some really interesting facts.
  • Approximately 2-3 of every 1,000 infants are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • 34 million Americans have a significant hearing loss; of these, almost 6 million are profoundly deaf.
  • 93% of deaf children are born into hearing families – only 7% are born into deaf families.
  • Men are more likely to have hearing trouble.
  • Gallaudet University is the first liberal arts college for the deaf.
  • The huddle formation used in football originated from Gallaudet to prevent other schools from reading their signs.
  • ASL is the third most used language in the United States.
  • Presidents Ford and Carter used the “I love you” sign in the 1976 presidential campaign.
  • Most of the actors in silent movies (1800’s – 1920’s) were deaf or had deaf parents. It allowed them to show better facial expressions and gestures.
  • Scuba divers often use sign language underwater.
  • Nationally, deaf people have safer driving records that hearing people.
  • Statistics have shown that deaf people live longer that hearing people.
  • Deaf people do not feel like they are disabled in any way – they can do anything except hear.



Abby said...

Neat facts! I love homeschooling. :)

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Katy said...


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