It is rather easy for those that do not have a hearing disability to speak on how best to handle the situation. But despite the best efforts to be empathetic, there is really no quite having the same amount of feeling associated with the actual situation in another. The wise thing and the more practical approach would be to be more practical in better understanding the condition as well as the steps that can be taken to bring about as much of a complete life as possible.
Different Degrees Of Hearing Impairment
There are different degrees of being impaired in the hearing ability and often the issues associated with each level are quite different and the methods of approaching the situations are different too.
Partial impairment: This could be best described as a situation where the person affected is able to make out some form of sound at the very least. It need not mean that this situation is better than being completely out of hearing. But there are cases where the hearing rather than being partly absent can be occurring as a distorted faculty.
This sort of a disability is bound to distort the sound and whatever is being perceived might not be an actual rendering of the true sound. It is possible to have a certain amount of control to the situation by proper training and familiarization of the person to his condition. In the past a lot of people have found effective ways of getting over this sort of a impairment by adaptation to the conditions.
Total impairment: When a person is totally impaired, it is more of a stone deaf situation. This would mean that the person concerned does not hear anything at all. Quite contrary view that such people are of no use to society; there have been some notable social leaders that were totally deaf.
It is in such cases that aids like guide dogs and such help are taken to get the better of the condition. The methods of training such people to adapt to society are quite different as compared to what a partly impaired person would be subject to as the two conditions are totally different.
The Gifted People That The Disabled Form To Be
Any sort of disability that makes a person incapacitated in some form or the other is bound to strength another facility of the person. So when a person is deaf or partly deaf, the lack of hearing is compensated by the more acute functioning of some other function. It could be the sense of sight or of speech.
Historically, people that were disabled in some manner have come to perform incredible tasks that the better prepared of individuals were not quite able to perform. The performing arts and literature is filled with such personalities. Often being impaired is a call to prove people that they are not quite without use and this can bring about changes in people that few would give credit for.