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Guidance for commissioners

Governments across the UK now recognise that hearing loss is a major public health issue and have started to take action to reduce its impacts. National strategies and guidance on hearing loss have been launched across the UK to help NHS and adult social services respond to the growing level of need.

In this section, you’ll find information on how you can improve services for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

People who are deaf or have hearing loss may also require support to communicate well and understand information when they need to use NHS or adult social care services. Find out more about standards for accessible communication and information.

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