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      Views sought on employment experience for people with deafness and hearing loss

      04 December 2017

      National charity Action on Hearing Loss is seeking the views of people with deafness and hearing loss in a new survey launched on their experiences in employment.

       The survey, which closes on Friday 29 December at 11pm, is part of the charity’s Working for Change campaign, which earlier this year released a report highlighting the perceived difficulties employers feel there are when recruiting someone with deafness and hearing loss.

       

      Dr. Roger Wicks, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action on Hearing Loss, said: “The results of this survey will form the backbone of this campaign going forward. We want to know about the experiences of people with deafness and hearing loss in the workplace, whether they feel they’re properly supported, included and if they feel they have the same opportunities as hearing peers.

       

      ‘We encourage anyone with deafness and hearing loss to get involved and take part in the survey so we can ensure this campaign both best represents their experiences in employment and is armed with the research to lobby the government and industry for change.’

       

      To take the survey, please visit this link:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XTPQDNW.

       

      To find out more about Action on Hearing Loss’ Working for Change campaign, please visit: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/workingforchange.

       

      ENDS

       

      For media enquiries or comment

       

      Jess Reid, PR Officer, telephone: 0203 227 6065 or email jess.reid@hearingloss.org.uk, @hearinglossPR.

       

      Notes to Editors

      • Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is the national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose.  Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.