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Parliamentary action and influencing


Please install the Flash Plugin We work to influence elected representatives to take action on hearing loss issues – and so far we have had some great achievements.

We have contributed to reduced waiting times for NHS hearing aids, improved compensation for members of the armed forces with noise-induced hearing loss and increased access to cochlear implants.

Parliamentarians can help us by taking up issues with ministers on our behalf. They can also table questions, host events, hold debates and support individuals with hearing loss in their constituency.

Can you help?

With your assistance, we can keep hearing loss issues high up the political agenda. There are many ways you can get involved and help make sure the interests of people with hearing loss are represented. 

Go to this page to find out how to contact your elected representatives directly. Visit our campaigns pages to see what we are currently campaigning to change. The campaigns team can also advise you if want to contact your elected representatives on a specific subject.

Want more detailed information?

You can find out more about what is happening in Westminster, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly in our weekly political updates.

We also influence government policy by responding to public consultations – you can read our consultation responses.

Action Needed on Hearing Loss: Government solutions for a growing problem

Action needed on hearing loss

We've outlined the policies we want to see adopted over the course of the next Parliament.
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Jack Dromney MP at Birmingham Hear to Help.

Contact your MP AM MLA or MSP

Do you have strong feelings about issues related to hearing loss? If you tell your MP what issues really matter to you, they can represent your views in parliament.
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Minister of State for Health Paul Burstow at the launch of the Hearing Matters report.

Political updates

Each week we produce a summary of issues relating to hearing loss that have been raised in the UK parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.
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A woman signing to a man who is wearing a hearing aid

Access to elected office fund

Do you have hearing loss and want to stand for elected office? We have been working with the Government on a new fund which can help cover extra costs faced by people with a disability standing for election.
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