Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education


The development of deaf identity is a complicated and difficult process, and it was studied by many researchers from last century. They found that the development of deaf identity was affected by a lot of different factors and then they proved these influential factors by the qualitative or quantitative research methods in their articles or books, such as, the status of hearing loss, the educational experience, the environment of family, the mode of communication and so on. In present article, such influential factors will be summarized based on analyzing the theory of deaf identity development, and how these factors influence the development of deaf identity will be analyzed in the view of deafness as culture.