Stigma and its Consequences for Social Identity

Anthony HOGAN

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Humans are social beings and as such they do not experience hearing-related communication problems in a social vacuum (Hogan 2001). Notably, hearingrelated communication problems typically result in the stigmatisation of the person with hearing disability (Gagné et al. 2011; Hallberg and Carlsson 1991; Hetu 1996). As Giddens (1984) observes, stigma arises when the individual is deemed to be socially incompetent, in this case, because they cannot follow the very simple social rules of speaking, listening, and responding appropriately. People with hearing disability commonly seek to manage stigma by avoiding practices and behaviours that would marginalise or delegitimise them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHearing Impairment and Hearing Disability
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a Paradigm Change in Hearing Services
EditorsAnthony Hogan, Rebecca Phillips
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781472453211
ISBN (Print)9781472453204
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameHearing Impairment and Hearing Disability: Towards a Paradigm Change in Hearing Services


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