Spectrum 648 and Spectrum 649. Get thee to a scullery
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Joan Saunders left school at 14 with a 97% hearing loss and she was also thought to be mentally retarded. Her teacher advised that a job as a scullery maid was Joan's best prospect.
More than 40 years later, still profoundly deaf, she graduated MA (Hons) from Auckland University and is now a practising psychologist.
Joan Saunders tells Jack Perkins the remarkable story of her fight to cope with her disability and the prejudice it attracted.
Reference number 4202
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Perkins, Jack (b.1940)
Date 28 May 1989