Those with hearing problems speak out

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People with hearing problems are being urged to speak to their doctor about their needs.

The UK’s largest hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss is urging the 149,500 residents in Nottinghamshire who are deaf or have hearing loss to tell their GP what support they need to help them communicate

The call to the public comes as the charity launches its new campaign, ‘On the Record’, just under three weeks before the NHS England’s mandatory Accessible Information Standard comes into full force. The charity’s Access All Areas research found most people with hearing loss surveyed were forced to struggle with the phone or go in person to book appointments for lack of other options.

For more, see www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk