ASL sign for: deaf

Partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear.

Regional/phonological variation.

Old ASL sign (found in older generations prior to about mid-20th century): obsolete.

Meaning: absolutely deaf; not hearing at all. [Video courtesy of Jonathan Pokorny (coda), 2018.]

Related signs: DEAFHOOD, Deaf culture, Deaf Gain.

For a goose-bumping true story, enjoy the video Deaf or Dead.

ASL printable for deaf
ASL writing for DEAF

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