This chapter examines my experience of late hearing impaired – becoming hearing impaired, being diagnosed as such and then living with this new impairment. The analysis considers this experience of impairment from the point of view of 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 age of impairment should be considered when understanding disability.
|Title of host publication||Inclusion, Disability and Culture|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Ethnographic Perspective Traversing Abilities and Challenges|
|Editors||S Holder, L Assaf|
|Place of Publication||New York, U. S. A.|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 10 May 2017|
|Name||Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity|
- hearing impairment
- hearing aid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)
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