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These Deaf jokes and memes will lighten up your day

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It can be too easy to overlook the gift that humor offers us, as both a way to live with our deafness, as well as to poke fun at something, which all too often is treated as such serious a subject.

These funny D/deaf jokes and memes aim to give everyone a smile. Something which without, we’d all be in a much darker place.

Being deaf or hard of hearing does not mean we have all had a humor bypass. In fact, deaf people can be among the most fun to be around, certainly when it comes to the challenges we all face on a daily basis.


The curse of auto correct

Did you know that the most common auto correct substitute for the word ‘Deaf’ just happens to be the word ‘Dead’. Yep, you’ve guessed it; this slight error can lead to such text conversations as…
“I have to tell you that I’m a bit dead.”
Or my favourite
“I was born dead.”
If this happens to you, expect the text equivalent of a long silent pause…

Read more: 8 memes that describe the deafie struggle

A Sign of the times

Signing is a beautiful language; however, it’s also a very visual one. At times those engaged in a riveting exchange may disappear down open manholes or fall foul of rogue banana skins.

Think this couldn’t ever be you? Think again, watching another sign and replying at speed is an all eyes on the ball kind of sport.

If a Deaf child swears does his mother wash his hands with soap and water?

Don’t they know that shouting at us will only make us deafer?

Selectively deaf – When you turn off your hearing aid to avoid having to talk to someone.

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Only Joking

My ex-wife was deaf. She left me for a deaf friend of hers. To be honest, I should have seen the signs.

When deaf people see someone yawning do they think their screaming?

People told Beethoven he couldn’t be a great musician because he was deaf
But did he listen to the critics?

Deafness is becoming quite a problem for me.
I never thought I would hear myself say that

A man goes to the doctors as he thinks he’s going deaf
“What are the symptoms?” The doctor asks
“They’re that family that live in Springfield”

What did the police say when they arrested a deaf person?
“You have the right to remain…Oh, never mind.

Question: How do you stop Deaf people arguing?
Answer: turn the lights off!

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Author Details
Phonak hEARo, Phil is an actor, writer and journalist who writes in the deaf WellBeing and Lifestyle areas. He lives on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast with his wife Raine and their three children. Phil was diagnosed in 2016 and has moderate to severe Sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and constant tinnitus. He uses Phonak silver Nathos Auto M hearing aids. Member DANC (Disabled Artists Networking Community)