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Disability, Visibility, and

Resisting “The Normal”
F13

Vanessa Beasley, Jenell Johnson, Lois Agnew, Krista Kennedy
Krista Kennedy

@kakennedy

Syracuse University

The Invisibility and Secrecy of Deafness
in Hearing Aid Advertisements

tinyurl.com/yap9eaal
Language is human;
Speech is language;
Therefore deaf people are inhuman
and deafness is a problem.

–Brueggemann, 11
hard-of-hearing
hearing-impaired
late-deafened
d/Deaf
47%
unemployment rate
20% among 35-64
40% among 65+
Sonocharm, 1950
Sonotone Emblem
Radioear Stereoette, 1959