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Hearing Happiness

Deafness Cures in History (Chicago Visions and Revisions)

Jaipreet Virdi

At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi’s world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to “pass” as hearing for most of her life. Countless cures, treatments, and technologies led to dead ends. Never quite deaf enough for th...
Publish Date
2020
August 31
Goodreads rating
3.87
ISBN
9780226690612
Recommendations
3
Recommendations
Aug 18, 2020
What it means to live with a disability in America I n her insightful book Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History, Jaipreet Virdi @jaivirdi probed how society perceived deafness & challenges the idea that a disability is a deficit. #HOH #Deaf #      source
Dec 12, 2020
HEARING HAPPINESS At the age of four, @jaivirdi's world went silent. Meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. This book is an exquisite mixture of memoir & medical history. It raises pivotal questions about the endless quest for a cure.      source
Nov 25, 2020
@KristophLovell And a very good book there too!      source