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Good Paying Jobs for Deaf People

By Edited May 1, 2015 4 15

Not being able to hear can be a frustrating condition, understandably. Finding jobs for deaf people doesn't have to be though. There are quite a few of them out there, and many of them are extremely fun, easy, and good paying. The best part is you don't even have to leave your house for a lot of these jobs for deaf people. As long as you know how to use a computer, which it seems you probably do seeings how you're reading this now, you have the potential to put some of your talents to use and earn a steady flow of income online. There are also plenty of jobs for deaf people that you can work out in the real world for, you just have to know where to look.


Online Freelance Writing Opportunities


If you have lost your hearing, or never had it from the start, then you are probably more keen on writing than a lot of other people. There are dozens of jobs for deaf people online where you can put your writing skills to use. Some of these sites will pay you up front for your article, while others will allow you to earn residual income for the entire life of your article for as long as it's online. You could even try writing for both kinds of sites to enhance your income even more.


Check out some freelance writing sites. These make for great jobs for deaf people who are exceptionally good at writing. What you do is sign up for a site like eLance, or DemandStudios, and you'll either be assigned articles to write or sometimes you can pick your own topics. They will pay you a flat fee for each one and you continue on to the next topic, and so on.


Earning residual income is a more long-term approach. Instead of getting paid up front, you get paid little by little for the life of each article, based on advertisement clicks from viewers. Some sites offer great incentives for these kinds of jobs for deaf people, like InfoBarrel, who allows your ads to be displayed anywhere from 75%-90% of the time your page is shown. Other sites worth checking out are Suite101, Xomba, HubPages, and Squidoo.


There are even some sites that pay you for every page view, like AssociatedContent or Bukisa, though you don't seem to earn as much through them. The best part about these kinds of jobs for deaf people is that you don't have to be an exceptionally skilled writer to make money. If you want to earn a good income then you should use both freelance writing as well as residual income writing, because it takes a while for the residuals to take off.


Data Entry Jobs for the Hearing Impaired


Many large companies are always in desperate need for data entry writers, so this makes for another one of the better choices of jobs for deaf people. All you need to do is help these companies fill out their forms, data, phone numbers, addresses, and whatever else they need. You don't need a lot of talent to do this, and the work isn't all that difficult. It's a pretty good way to earn a decent income if you really like it and are able to do it on a consistent basis. There are also a ridiculous amount of opportunities out there, making these jobs for deaf people very easy to find.


Online Tutoring and Teaching Work


Another great way to earn a living from home is find some companies and programs that offer online tutoring and teaching jobs for deaf people. You don't have to teach strictly to hearing impaired, and you don't have to teach about hearing impaired subjects. This is just work that doesn't require you to have to hear anything. Doing a quick search for these kinds of jobs for deaf people will yield quite a few results.


If you have a good education under your belt, or just happen to have a knack for certain subjects like math, english, science, or history, then these jobs for deaf people might be something worth checking out. You should get some lesson plans to look over and study yourself for each project, and if you can get yourself a nice following of students, this is one of the best jobs for deaf people out there.


Web Design Jobs 


If you know anything about web design, then this might be another great choice of jobs for deaf people out there. Web design is fun, and can pay pretty good depending on who you are working for, and how many clients you get. If you get really good at it, you might be able to work your way up the ladder and start making some big bucks designing web pages for some of the larger companies. I know that not everyone is skilled in this aspect, but if you are internet and HTML saavy, then web design work can be some of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs for deaf people.


Real World Employment for the Deaf


If you want to get out there in the real world, it's ok. There are plenty of jobs for deaf people out there as well. You could try going to a temp agency, and they could try hooking you up with some work that fits your needs. You could look for work in department stores, factories, warehouses, or restaurants. There's really not too many things you are limited to doing just because you are hearing impaired. Most people are willing to work with you and learn how to communicate better with you. The world is not as cruel as it used to be, and you have plenty of opportunities and ample jobs for deaf people out there. You don't need to let your disability get in the way of finding good, legitimate work, when you can do any of the same physical work as anybody else.



Mar 27, 2010 12:33pm
Hey Travis, I don't know why, but when I saw this title the first job that came to mind was jackhammer operator! Nice article.
Jun 22, 2010 11:06pm
lol . . . very funny sound foundation.
Jul 17, 2010 8:31am
Hey Travis, congrats on the front page. This is a great article. I'm glad it will finally get some more attention!
Jul 17, 2010 4:00pm
Very good, thoughtful article. Being deaf would be tough and having a job writing seems like a good way to earn some income.
Jul 17, 2010 5:23pm
How do you earn self employed income such as online writing jobs for deaf people if you are considered disabled? Social Security may not consider you disabled to collect disability if you are making substantial gainful income over whatever amount they set up for you. You may lose your disability pay. Be sure to confirm with them if in doubt how much income you want to earn writing articles versus earning your disability. Great article. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 17, 2010 5:28pm
That's a very good point Netwelth, thanks for adding such helpful information! Your comment gets a thumbs up :-)
Jul 17, 2010 11:05pm
a job writing seems like a good one. Great article!
Jul 18, 2010 12:09am
Congrats on having another article on the front page, Travis. I did enjoyed reading this article.
Jul 18, 2010 10:17am
Loved your article. I am hearing impaired in one ear and a RRT by trade. My ears are my most important part of my job. Maybe this is why I have subconsciously taken up blogging. Just a thought.
Jul 19, 2010 12:03pm
I have a deaf friend and he's going to love this info!!! Thanks for this!
Jul 20, 2010 1:25am
I like your article.
Oct 17, 2010 5:23pm
What a great subject. I'd also recommend Constant Content. I've reviewed it on my site.
Oct 31, 2010 5:22pm

Very good article. I lost most of my hearing a number of years ago and it was extremely hard to get people to understand what it was like. I did find work as a counselor, but that ended a few years ago as I believe the person in charge had a thing about people wearing hearing aids.

Keep up the good work.
Oct 30, 2012 8:58pm
You call freelance writings good job? Are you kidding me?
Nov 3, 2012 5:19pm
Sure, why not? I'm not hearing impaired and have a full time job myself but I still make a decent monthly income from writing for websites like this. I don't see why someone with a lot more free time, and a more natural knack for writing, would have any trouble making what I make or even double, triple or quadruple that. If you have any other suggestions that would make freelance writing legitimately as silly as you imply, please feel free to contribute your findings and help some readers out!
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