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Short debate: Hearing issues in Wales

Labour AM Mike Hedges led a short debate on 'the hidden disability - hearing issues in Wales' on 28 September 2011.

The purpose of the short debate was to highlight the concerns of adults and children who suffer from deafness.

During the debate Mr Hedges stated that 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer from hearing loss.

According to Mr Hedges despite the work already implemented by the Welsh Government to help, many people with hearing loss have difficulty accessing many public services.

He also raised his concerns that people are waiting up to 3 years to have their hearing aid fitted.

Finally the Labour AM urged the Welsh Government to improve awareness and to promote public health campaigns on hearing loss.

Equalities Minister Jane Hutt welcomed the short debate.

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