EAR in sign language

Ear is to hearing; eye is to h-eyeing.

ASL sign for "ear"

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Pronunciation (sign description):

Meaning: the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance.


Related signs: HEARING.

Opposite: EYE.

Deaf Culture and Art

Pamela Witcher's earless art
"Audism" (2004) oil on canvas by artist Pamela Witcher.

Deaf Canadian artist Pamela Witcher omitted ears in many of her paintings. In her paintings, a figure with ears represents a hearing person while an earless figure depicts Deaf people.

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