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Deaf and proud

Brent Phillips is a proud third generation deaf Australian.

He identifies himself as Culturally and linguistically Deaf. Brent is also an Executive Director – Language, Partnerships & Innovation at Expression Australia.

It was an insightful interview that focused on Brent’s views of the Deaf culture in Australia, ranging from myths to misassumptions.

These include information such as

  • 95% of people who are Deaf are born to hearing parents
  • Acceptance of the Cochlear implant from the Deaf community
  • Medical intervention and how parents aren’t always given the opportunity to make an informed decision
  • How Deaf people are not all the same, when it comes to their hearing loss

Options to access to the podcast episode are:

YouTube with Closed Captioning CC

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*Transcript of this interview is also available*

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