Living Deafness is a photographic series that aims to educate people regarding some of the challenges and issues faced by the Deaf community when trying to live in modern society and lead a satisfying and happy life.
This series portrays the life of a deaf person living in a hearing world. Growing up with a profoundly deaf mother, I have experienced fi rst-hand some of the challenges she has had to overcome. To assist communication, as well as learning to lip read, she has also been taught to use verbal sounds. This required her to make sounds that she has never heard, mastering this only through touch and vibration.
These images may allow hearing people to gain a deeper appreciation of the eff ect of deafness on the lives of those people living with it.