Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History

Date / time: 3 November, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History


Disability History Month Lecture: Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in HistoryDr Jaipreet Virdi

18:00-19:30, 3 November 2021

Dr Jaipreet Virdi explores the experience of hearing loss, and attempts to ‘cure’ deafness in Anglo-American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. She shows that deafness was a widespread experience, and examines the evolution of hearing technologies – particularly hearing aids – as objects of desire as well as assistive technology.

This is a free online event. Please register on Eventbrite to receive joining instructions. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-history-month-hearing-happiness-deafness-cures-in-history-tickets-172685566177

BSL interpretation and captions provided.

Dr Jaipreet Virdi is Assistant Professor in History at the University of Delaware. She is an award -winning historian of deafness, technology and medicine, and a disability activist. Her first book, Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History raises pivotal questions about deafness in American society and the endless quest for a cure.

For questions and queries please contact Dr Rosamund Oates – r.oates@mmu.ac.uk or Haseeb Khan – mohammed.khan@mmu.ac.uk.