A person gesturing with their index finger between ear and mouth, used as a deaf sign in American Sign Language (ASL) and a number of other global sign languages. See also 🦻 Ear With Hearing Aid.
Deaf Person was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.
The 🧏 emote, also known as the "Deaf Person" emote, depicts a person gesturing with their hands to indicate that they are deaf or hard of hearing. It is commonly used in online communication to represent the deaf community or to indicate that someone is listening attentively. The emote was added to Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and is available on most platforms.
- Positive & Appreciative:
"I admire their resilience in overcoming communication barriers. 🧏"
- Neutral & Informative:
"The interpreter will be available for the meeting. 🧏"
- Positive & Encouraging:
"He's a great role model for the deaf community. 🧏"