Whether we admit it or not, employers & co-workers may not feel comfortable to work with their deaf counterparts for many reasons. Their perceptions of Deaf people are ignorant & stereotypical, & they are scared of deafness. Of course, not all hearing people are the same, but the ignorance still exists. Also, ADA pushes potential employers away from people with disabilities, especially deaf applicants for money reasons.
When you are in a minority community, it is very likely that you will be discriminated for whatever reason it is. We live in a hearing world where we would have to work a lot harder to match up to their so-called standards. Sometimes, even if we do, we still would be overlooked or ignored. That is discrimination.
I have my own shares of hearing loss discrimination in college, workplaces, job interviews, & job search. I am pretty sure you do, too.
What was your discrimination experience?