Diverse Application of Auto-ethnography

  • Louise Sinden-CarrollEmail author


The key policy issues as discovered by this research are the lack of mandatory hearing screening and the impact of this on New Zealand children; the ineligibility of prisoners with hearing loss to gain funding support through the Ministry of Health Hearing Aid Funding Scheme (HAFS); the lack of screening for Auditory Processing Disorder in prisoner populations; the uncertainty of whether prisoners with severe to profound hearing loss are eligible for State-funded cochlear implants and whether prisoners can access ACC funding of rehabilitation for noise-induced hearing loss. The Government policy on these issues will be examined further on in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NGO Services LimitedAucklandNew Zealand

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