Many marganilized communities have sought to "reclaim" terminology that have generally been used to refer to them in a derogatory sense in order to empower themselves.
Why can't we do th same with "hearing impaired".
Yes, for decades it has been a somewhat derogatory term because it defines us by what we cannot do BUT it is often an accurate descriptor.
Many young deaf people, myself included, use both sign language and speech, with the help of advanced technology.
Many of us feel judged by others in the Deaf community (who may be able to benefit from hearin technology but choose not to) because we use the resources we have to stake a claim in both worlds.