Actually ProfAllister does make a good point. Most deaf people wouldn't think of them there deafness as a quote condition unquote. I was going to go back and change it but then I realized an interesting storyline that could explore this so I won't.Mirage_GSM wrote:I don't really see why this should be.While it is conceivable that Shizune would think this way, it would likely imply a sense of significant shame about her deafness.
Most KS characters think of their disability as some sort of "condition", and with the exception of Hisao and Hanako they are not ashamed of it.
I don't see why deafness should be different.
It may be that there are a lot of deaf people who do think so, but Shizune has never been known to mince words.
EDIT 11-17-13: rereading the comments and the first part of this story, I'm realizing I have no compelling reason to have Shizune refer to her deafness as a "condition" after all, so I've gone ahead and changed it per the suggestions of the other people in this thread.