Deaf People Like Music

I’m seeing comments from people claiming to be deaf or very knowledgeable about deaf culture, and they seem to have issues with videos of people signing songs. I think signing songs is a great and fun way to improve your ASL skills. Besides, the belief that deaf people don’t care for music is just not true.

This is Steve Longo, Gallaudet University alumni and the guitar player in Beethoven’s Nightmare:

Oh, yeah!

Oh, yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

Years ago, I had headphones that really blasted the music into my skull. But over time, the padding on them wore out and they became painful to wear. Since throwing them away, I haven’t had a decent pair of headphones. The ones i’ve used for the last year or so were not loud enough. Through them, music sounded distant, with weak beats.

During the warmer seasons, I like to have my windows open, which means I don’t want to use my speakers. I don’t listen to quiet music. I like it loud, but I don’t want to piss off the neighbors. I couldn’t really enjoy music with the crappy headphones I was using, so I ordered new ones.

The new headphones arrrived today. I’m happy to report that this time the reviews were true. The new headphones kick ass. The music comes through with a solid punch. The beats are bangs and upclose and personal. Been listening to music since noon, everything sounds great through these headphones.

Rock n Roll!