Jaipreet Virdi is a historian of medicine, technology, and disability. Her book ‘Hearing Happiness (2020) combines her personal story with academic research, raising pivotal questions about deafness in American society. The Polyphony interviewed Virdi in advance of her keynote at the Northern Network for Medical Humanities 4th Annual Congress in April 2021.
Hearing and the hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience by Tom Rice (Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013). Tom Rice’s book offers an anthropology of the soundscapes of the hospital and medical practices of listening, particularly