Sign language is an excellent tool that can help you bridge the communication gap that you experience with hearing loss. While it may seem like it could be challenging to learn, there are so many ways to learn sign language. Below are several methods & tips to consider when trying to learn sign language.
Before we learn anything about how to do sign language, let’s explain what it is, exactly. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) defines American Sign Language as a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
As we already mentioned, there are so many different ways to learn sign language making it easier to find the one that works best for you. Here are 10 ways to approach learning sign language:
Remember, sign language doesn’t just use the hands to communicate; your arms, torso, and facial expressions will also be a part of ASL.
If you want to learn more about hearing loss evaluations and treatments, just let us know. Contact us today to schedule a FREE assessment. We’d love to see you and answer anything you’ve got for us. Here at Smithtown Hearing Services we are dedicated to your hearing health and all aspects of your life, living with hearing loss! We have two convenient hearing center locations on Long Island: one in Sayville,NY and the second in Smithtown,NY.