The Edge of Silence: Shaping the Deaf Citizen in Mid-Century America

"... this is what it’s like to be deaf in America: any cure is better no cure."

Lecture Description

American postwar hearing aid advertisements promoted an ideal way of living that
emphasized highly gendered and ableist messages intended to capitalize on the
beauty and sartorial expectations of these consumers—even when such messages
contradicted with deaf people’s lived experiences.

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Capitalism Disability

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