Dennis Robertson MSP joined Action on Hearing Loss Scotland for the launch of its new report which revealed that the estimated number of people in Scotland with hearing loss has increased by 11 % over the last four years.
According to the charity’s report, Hearing Matters – why urgent action is needed on deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss across Scotland, there are now 950,000 people in Scotland who are deaf or hard of hearing, due to the country’s ageing population.
The report details the charity’s key concerns and calls for Scotland’s health services (including audiology), employability support as well as access to transport and other public services to be improved.
Dennis Robertson MSP said: “I welcome Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s new report which details the current scale and impact of deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss in people’s everyday lives.
“The increasing number of people with hearing loss in North East Scotland and across the country highlights the importance of providing community-based, person centred support which meets their individual needs and enables them to enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else to fulfil their potential.”
Delia Henry, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, said: “We’re delighted that Dennis Robertson MSP supported the launch of our Hearing Matters Scotland report
For a copy of Hearing Matters, visit www.hearingloss.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.