I'm profoundly deaf and wear hearing aids. As such, I don't have a problem talking face to face when I'm able to lip read, whether it is one-on-one, in person group meetings or video chats with low latency and good video/audio synchronization. Essentially the problem for me is without lip reading, I have a hard time placing a value to a sequence of speech sounds, so the end result is you can be speaking English to me, but it might as well be Russian for all I can understand. So, I prefer text-based communication like email, IM and text messaging.
On my resume, beneath my address for contact information, I have
Phone: 012-345-6789, Text Message Only
I'm wondering if this is a good idea. My general course of action is to include a couple sentences about communication and my deafness in the cover letter. However, if someone is reviewing the resume independent of the cover letter, and sees that 'Text Message Only' block, that may give a bad impression.
So, include or not?