Well, what started out as an apparently harmless joke, has demonstrated itself to
be anything but. Shame on you @Trainee neophyte
The pressure's on to find any completely inoffensive jokes, which can stand up to
scrutiny by this board.
There was a sketch on the show "Not the nine o'clock news" featuring Rowan Atkinson who played a deaf guy that was given a head band with a light suspended in front of his eyes. It was linked to his desk telephone and when the phone rang the bulb on his headset would light up letting him know that someone was calling. Of course when he picked up the handset he could not hear the caller.
This was not a joke aimed at deaf people but at the useless invention.
I found the sketch hilarious but I would never take the P out of the hearing impaired. My wife is hearing impaired and she laughed like a drain at the sketch.