- Sign Two Student: What is Audism?
- ASLTeacher: Audism describes the mentality that to be able to hear and to speak is necessarily better and leads to a higher quality of life. On this basis, different forms of discriminating behavior against deaf and hard of hearing people may arise. Audism can manifest in different areas of life, done mostly by hearing people.
"Being a Deafie means that we have the ability to appreciate the visual world more than those that are hearing; to look at the things around us and see how beautiful they truely are. We can enjoy the beauty of a bird in flight which, surely, is much more breath-taking than hearing a whistle in the trees. :)"
— (via surduss)