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Charity calls for Bournemouth GPs to act on hearing loss
3:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
ACTION on Hearing Loss is calling on GPs across Bournemouth to ensure they communicate in ways that meet the individual needs of patients with hearing loss.
It follows latest research for its Access All Areas report which found that 28 per cent of respondents had been unclear about a diagnosis during an appointment.
The charity’s chief executive, Paul Breckell, said: “It’s disappointing that many people with hearing loss have difficulty understanding vital health advice.
“With deaf awareness training and simple changes, GPs can provide a much better service for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing and help avoid unnecessary follow-up appointments or the risk of exacerbated poor health.”