Hearing Loss in Prisoners Policy Challenges

  • Louise Sinden-CarrollEmail author


In Chap.  1, the marginalization of prisoners with hearing loss was identified as the issue for research. Then, the research aim and design were outlined and the New Zealand prison environment and the policy maker’s probable response to this research were defined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NGO Services LimitedAucklandNew Zealand

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