I'm almost completely deaf - have been since birth - and this is wonderful. I would love to open a pizzeria, but have been too afraid of dealing with customers to really consider it. Kudos to them!
Yeah it can really tough/frustrating to deal with.Mozzeria did open where there is a large Deaf community and that helped to jump start the Business.Also,being in a large city helps,the traffic flow of more potential customers is much greater than smaller cities or towns.Try that someplace where few to no Deaf folks are,and its very tough to sell.That said,they have overcame a boundary that many deaf or hard of hearing folks are not able to overcome.
Audism is very rampant across the globe,heck,even with people I met here online.Its pathetic that once they find out you can't hear that good,they never talk to you again.Its truly screwed up.It doesnt matter how good your pies are or how smart you are,or what you were able to accomplish,once they find out you cant hear,its over.
One common form of physical audism occurs when a given person with hearing loss is judged as incapable of a given behavior, occupation, skill, ability, or achievement due solely to that hearing loss, whether or not there is evidence of that incapability, and usually without the person who engages in such discrimination entertaining the possibility of change on the part of the victim.
This form of audism is a reflection of a widely-held naturalistic belief by people who can hear in their own superiority. Audism is partially responsible for the high unemployment rate of the deaf. While it is technically correct to say that some forms of employment or activity utilize sound, alternatives can usually be found and are sometimes preferable to their auditory counterparts.