When Gucci make hearing aids, I’ll be deaf: sensory impairment in later life, and a need to define it according to identity

Hayhoe, S. (2016) When Gucci make hearing aids, I’ll be deaf: sensory impairment in later life, and a need to define it according to identity. In: Holder, S. and Assaf, L., eds. Cross-cultural and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Inclusion: An Auto-ethnography Approach on Individuals with Disability. New York: Springer. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter examines my experience of late deafness – becoming deaf, being diagnosed as such and then living with this new impairment. The analysis considers this experience of impairment from the point of view subjective and objective disability. I argue that I am currently less impaired now that I have been diagnosed as being hearing impaired than I was when I was not considered to be hearing impaired. The chapter concludes that impairment is subjective, and should be considered so. It also concludes that context and impairment should be considered when understanding impairment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: deaf, blind, impairment, disability, inclusion, culture, epistemology, ontology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV1551 People with disabilities > HV2545 Deafness
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Simon Hayhoe
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 11:20
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14095

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