Local MP Chris Elmore attended joined Action on Hearing Loss’ campaign to break down the barriers that people with a hearing loss face when trying to stay in employment.
This week the charity presented its recent report Working for change: Improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace to MPs, which urged businesses and Government to work closer together to help people with a hearing loss to find and stay in work.
Chris Elmore MP, said: “Currently there are 11 million people in the UK having hearing loss with almost five million who are of working age, a number set to rise steadily due to the ageing population. It’s been great to join Action on Hearing Loss’ work supporting people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss and its important campaign to remove the barriers they face when finding and staying in work.
The fact that an increasing number of people of working age have hearing loss makes it all the more important that employers are aware of support available. The myth-busting guide the charity has produced is an incredibly useful resource and I’d recommend that all businesses and organisations in Ogmore take a look.”