Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830-1930 by G. Gooday, K. Sayer
  

Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830-1930

Written by G. Gooday, K. Sayer
Illustrated by

RRP £37.99

Synopsis

Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830-1930 by G. Gooday, K. Sayer

This book looks at how hearing loss among adults was experienced, viewed and treated in Britain before the National Health Service. We explore the changing status of 'hard of hearing' people during the nineteenth century as categorized among diverse and changing categories of 'deafness'. Then we explore the advisory literature for managing hearing loss, and techniques for communicating with hearing aids, lip-reading and correspondence networks. From surveying the commercial selling and daily use of hearing aids, we see how adverse developments in eugenics prompted otologists to focus primarily on the prevention of deafness. The final chapter shows how hearing loss among First World War combatants prompted hearing specialists to take a more supportive approach, while it fell to the National Institute for the Deaf, formed in 1924, to defend hard of hearing people against unscrupulous hearing aid vendors. This book is suitable for both academic audiences and the general reading public. All royalties from sale of this book will be given to Action on Hearing Loss and the National Deaf Children's Society.

About the Author

Graeme Gooday is Professor of the History of Science and Technology at the University of Leeds, UK. His specialist research themes include communications, electrification, patenting and gender in the period 1850-1930. He collaborates with various museums in collections-based research, especially the Thackray Museum and its substantial collection of hearing aids. Karen Sayer is Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Trinity University, UK, and addresses changing conceptualisations of the human and animal body in relation to technology. She works within the interdisciplinary team of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and organised the landmark conference Disability & the Victorians: Confronting Legacies, 2012.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
122 pages

Author

G. Gooday, K. Sayer
More books by G. Gooday, K. Sayer

Publisher

Palgrave Pivot an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan

Publication date

4th August 2017

ISBN

9781137406873


I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools