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IntroductionI was born deaf raised hearing and am becoming Deaf With that quote by Anonymous you can surmise that Deaf has more to it than just being born without the ability to hear The Deaf community has given distinction between deaf with the lowercase d as a physical description of what a person is someone with a degree of deafness Deaf with a capital D is more complex it describes who a person is Being big D has implications that the person identifies themselves as a part of the Deaf community by going to a deaf school being active in Deaf social groups having a primary association with deaf people and having both feet planted firmly in the Deaf world Berke 2010 What Im curious of is the journey from birth to either a big D or a little d Over 90 of deaf children are born to hearing parents The World of Deaf Culture 2010 and for most of those parents their child is the first deaf person they have ever met This creates an interesting spin on the enculturation process of deaf people into the Deaf world I think the level of enculturation into the Deaf community and the eventual choice to become Deaf depends heavily on multiple factors mainstream classroom education with an interpreter an education at a residential school for the deaf surrounded by deaf teachers and deaf students a family with Deaf parents and siblings or a family with hearing parents growing up in a large city with a large Deaf community or in a small town without a Deaf presence But most of all the defining factor will be which community makes the individual feel like they belong History Although there is no early history of Deaf communities there were areas in which deafness was much more prevalent In Kent County England an area called
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