Deaf sensitivity is a realm of discussion that is a centered around becoming aware of the needs of a person who is d/Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).
Deaf sensitivity is not just a discussion that is just centered around using technological and linguistic means to adapt to the needs of a person who is DHH, but to become a better communicator overall with a person who is DHH. It’s the adaptions of body language and the approach of an interaction that can drastically change the outcome of a social encounter and relationship.
Being sensitive to the needs of a person who is DHH shows adaptability and the traits of a good communicator.
Adaptability and being sensitive to environmental circumstances are crucial components of any good communicator. Recognizing these circumstances and adapting accordingly is what will draw the line between a positive interaction or a negative one. Deaf sensitivity is about adapting to a person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing as a communicator. To build quality interactions and relationships with a person who Deaf or Hard of Hearing.