LISTEN: What The World Demands Of Deaf People

I think we also need to shift away from discourses about hearing technology as being essentially medical. I had this tremendous, lively conversation on Twitter with other people who use hearing aid or have cochlear implants. And the conversation was sparked by me watching Lady Gaga perform at the inauguration. And she had these really beautiful gold earbuds that I know it’s for music, so they can hear the music, but they were so glamourous, and I couldn’t help but wonder, why can’t we have hearing aids like that? Why can we have them as fashionable devices?

Listen to acclaimed journalist Krys Boyd interview me for THINK on my deafness, internalized ableism, and the history of deafness and deaf cures. Transcript provided.

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