Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Discrimination or prejudice against people based on the fact that their ability to hear is impaired or absent.

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  • noun The notion that one is superior based on one's ability to hear or behave in the manner of one who hears.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin audīre, to hear; see audio– + –ist.]

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From Latin audire and -ism, coined by American educator and linguist Tom Humphries.

Examples

  • A couple of contributors here do explore linguistics, considering the characteristics of sign, the sociological impact of sound and the power of "audism".

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  • You know, we have issues of audism on this campus.

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  • Deaf activist organization which advocates for Deaf American rights, cultural resurgence, and seeks primarily to challenge the ideological foundations of audism in America.

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  • The infamous resolutions from ICED Milan 1880 have been described by many scholars and historians as an attempt at linguistic and cultural genocide as as well as a systematic effort to institutionalize audism, the belief that to hear and speak is superior to being Deaf.

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  • I was a little disappointed that audism and deafhood were not considered as ones of them.

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  • This is not, I hasten to add, to negate the value of those discussions, and the chapters here raise important points in readable ways: in "The Burden of Racism and Audism", for example, Lindsay Dunn uses a novel dialogical style to set out the arguments about "the twin conditions of race and audism that are heavy burdens on Deaf people of color" (p. 235) I can't help looking forward, though, to the time when the politics of identity will be able to move beyond having to remind ourselves and each other that identity, whatever else it does, never tracks along a single axis.

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  • a little disappointed that audism and deafhood were not considered as ones of them.

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