EDM | RNID Name Change To Action On Hearing Loss

Posted on: 15th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1869 in 2010-11, proposed by Malcolm Bruce on 07/06/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House congratulates RNID on reaching its centenary and welcomes its change of name to Action on Hearing Loss; notes the findings in its major centenary report, Hearing Matters, that there are now 10 million people in the UK with a hearing loss, equating to one in six of the UK population, four million of whom could benefit from a hearing aid but do not have one; urges anyone who thinks that they may have a hearing loss to check their hearing, either by using the Action on Hearing Loss online and telephone hearing checks or by visiting their general practitioner; and calls on the Government to acknowledge hearing loss as a major health issue, and to work in partnership with the hearing loss sector to ensure that people can easily take action on hearing loss.