Audism, termed by Tom Humphries (1975), is originally defined as:
The notion that one is superior based on one's ability to hear or behave in the manner of one who hears.
Audism is afterward invariably defined in a similar manner. Further definition had been refined as:
Audism n. 1. The notion that one is superior based on one's ability to hear or behave in the manner of one who hears. 2. A system of advantage based on hearing ability 3. A metaphysical orientation that links human identity with speech. -- (1) Tom Humphries, (2) Wellmann (1992), (3) Deaf Studies conference by Bahan and Bauman, 2000.
"A Deaf administrator told me this: a parent had come to his superior objecting to their child being placed in a classroom headed by a Deaf teacher. The superior listened for a half hour of parental concerns about speech modeling and so on, then incredulously exclaimed, 'You want to prevent your child from becoming a teacher of deaf children, too?'" -- Dianrez at http://handeyes.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/an-answer-to-mishka-zena%E2%80%99s-noble-and-just-question/ June 20, 2011.
Audism Free America, a non-profit organization. http://audismfreeamerica.blogspot.ca/
Bauman, H-Dirksen. Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking. "Dysconscious Audism: A Theoretical Proposition" by Genie Gertz, pp 219-234.
Bauman, H-Dirksen. Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking. "The Burden of Racism and Audism" by Lindsay Dunn, pp 235-250.
Ben Bahan, H-Dirksen Bauman, Facundo Montenegro. Audism Unveiled. 57-minute DVD.