What is a community? What are the characteristics, including demographics, hearing abilities, language used, and organizations of the people in American Deaf community? In what location are the deaf community found? How are the Deaf community similar to the hearing community? Explain why their are similarities. How is the Deaf community differ from the hearing community? Explain why there are differences. Book: Padden. C. & Humphries, T. (1996). Deaf in America: Voices from a culture.