Hearing Loop Provision

Posted on: 17th January 2012

Andrew George has signed EDM2610. Motion reads: “That this House expresses concern that a recent survey has found that only one in six public service providers has an acceptable standard of hearing loop provision for the two million hearing aid users in the UK and that a significant number of shops and service providers that display the hearing loop sign do not have a fully functioning system or have not provided sufficient training to allow their staff to use the system appropriately; notes that under the Equality Act 2010, service providers are required to make reasonable adjustments to make their service accessible for customers with disabilities; and calls on the Government to take steps to encourage service providers, where feasible and appropriate, to install hearing loops and train staff to use them so that services are more accessible for customers with hearing loss.”