Hearing people dating the deaf
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) while others are more flexible, saying it depends more on the individual.
I don't use Deaf with a capital D because those who use Deaf with a capital D are part of a specific community, with sign language as their primarily means of communication.
I'm deaf with a lower case d because I can't hear without the use of cochlear implants, but I never learned sign language and don't have much of a desire to.
The difficulties boil down to a few major areas: cultural difference, communication difference, and power dynamics.
Cultural difference: You know how they say "women are from Venus, men are from Mars"? We really DO think and perceive things differently from Hearing people in many ways.