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{SPEAKER name="Jo Radner"}
Go ahead, Jan.
{SPEAKER name="Jan DeLap/Sheila Grinell (interpreter)"}
Always on the spot, hmmm. I think what strikes people especially is the method of communication between deaf and hearing people.
You hear through your ears, Deaf see through their eyes and use their hands. Hearing use your mouths.
If you know, well, as you know I was born Deaf and I was told about sound. I didn't know about it. I wonder if you are hearing something, or you're imagining things.
{SPEAKER name="Jo Radner"}
Thank you very much. Would you like to add something? Libby?
{SPEAKER name="Libby Hathaway/Sheila Grinell (interpreter)"}
What strikes, struck me hard was when I was a little girl I used to use a hearing aid, and I enjoyed it because I could hear the different sounds.
I could push it full blast and I would enjoy every moment of that. When I grew up, I couldn't stand it.
I can't hear anything. Like the water faucet turning on, or your brush, putting it on the dresser, it's a sound that it makes.
Or a shopping bag crunching? I couldn't stand to use my hearing aid any more.
Now I understand how hearing people hear every sound. Everywhere. Every minute. I couldn't stand it.
Too much for me.
{SPEAKER name="Jo Radner"}
Sometimes, let me tell you in the middle of the festival it's very hard to stand it.
We have loudspeakers all around us. We have to concentrate our attention very hard.
{SPEAKER name="Libby Hathaway/Sheila Grinell (interpreter)"}
But if only all the people knew sign language. You wouldn't have to use the mic, you wouldn't have to use interpreters. It would be wonderful.
{SPEAKER name="Jo Radner"}
Well, we're making a modest beginning on that by teaching sign language in this area, three times a day. If you'd like to come to an introductory sign language class, we have one at 12:45, 3, and 4:45.

Transcription Notes:
Libby Hathaway and Jan DeLap are voiced by an interpreter. I think the moderator is Jo Radner but I'm not positive.

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