In this vlog, Raychelle talks about deaf cats in general and the parallels in paternalism between deaf people and deaf cats. She then shares some experiences with her deaf cat, Ava and some video clips of Ava.
How do you get the attention of a deaf cat? Just like you do deaf people! Vibrations (from tapping floor, or a nearby object); Breeze (from flapping arm, newspaper, etc); Changing Lights/Shadows (from flashing lights, or blocking/unblocking the stream of sun/light); and of course by Touch (tapping, petting gently). Here are some urls if you'd like to investigate further. Do share your tips on how to "teach" Ava not to claw up furniture! :)
Gallaudet Library FAQ: Deaf Animals
White Cats, Eye Colours and Deaf Cats
Living with a Disabled Cat: Deaf Cats
Please pay no heed to my questionable taste in furniture and decorations... after all I am a poor college student :)