On being deaf
David Peter is a 21 year old computer programmer at San Francisco-based startup 1000memories. He is also deaf and the company’s first deaf employee. David has written a thought-provoking blog post on what it is like to be deaf and how it affects both his professional and personal life.
He writes about things that are probably familiar to most of us with a hearing problem: the sense of isolation, problems with group conversation, communication and accessibility. He writes from the heart and you get a real sense of someone who is surrounded by people every day but still feels alone.