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A term typically used to describe physical, cultural and linguistic discrimination against deaf or hard of hearing people.

Audism applies to both the hearing and Deaf communities.
Examples of audism would be enying the Deaf individual a position based on his/her hearing and/or linguistic capacity.

Another example of audism would be refusing to provide an interpreter citing financial hardship when the ADA cites accessibility to interpreting services is a civil right.
by DBadvocate May 12, 2010