When I was reading Hawkeye, I think it is interesting they using empty chat bubbles to show that Hawkeye cannot hear anything. I do not understand the American Sign Language when I was reading the comic, so I guessed what those signs mean.
Hawkeye does not want to accept the fact that he became deaf, he tries to afford it. He keeps reminding himself of his childhood, where he got in trouble and he parents went to school and talked to his teachers about his behavior. That is the reason he started to change. Every action or move he does now reminds him of when he is young. When he was having a fight with Barney, it reminds him of they had a fight when they were young. They work things out after the fight, everything will be clear. They were friends for so long and they understand each other very well, Barney tries to talk to Hawkeye about he should accept himself as who he was. Hawkeye did not accept anything that Barney says, but then he realized Barney was just trying to help him.
Finally, Hawkeye accepted and told everyone he is deaf. It reminds me of how I do not accept who I am, I always wanted to study something cool like learning all different kinds of languages and travel around the world. But my parents always tell me about it does not help my future and I should study something useful. It kinds of making me upset and nervous, because I do not know how to tell my parents about my dream. Even though it might not become true someday, I would be happy I could follow my dream once.