How to sign hard of hearing in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your index and middle fingers pointing away from you and your palm oriented to the side, move your hand down, then move it back up and to the side, and then move it down again.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hard of hearing

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hard of hearing

End of Sign

Final Frame of hard of hearing

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hard of hearing
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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