Consuming Disability: A New Dutch System for Hearing Aid Distribution

Date
2008
Authors
Olaussen, Irene
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
In the context of a Dutch market-oriented health care reform, this article investigates the role of two powerful, yet little examined actors in the field of hearing disability: multinational corporations and technology. Based on a notion of “co-production,” the article develops an explanation of the new Dutch system for hearing aid distribution resulting from the interplay between new hearing technologies and an emerging corporate discourse on disability. The results point to technology as a potentially important site for democratic intervention.
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hard of hearing, corporate discourse, co-production
Citation
Olaussen, I. (2008). Consuming Disability: A New Dutch System for Hearing Aid Distribution. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 4(3).
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