In the autumn of 2015, South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced proposals to withdraw the provision of NHS-funded hearing aids for adults with mild hearing loss.
How our campaign helped
The CCG held a public consultation on the proposed change between November 2015 and January 2016. The main focus was a survey looking at the benefits of hearing aids and inviting feedback on the CCG’s proposals. Many of our local members and supporters responded and we also submitted robust clinical evidence against the proposed restrictions.
In January 2016, the CCG announced that it wouldn't restrict access to audiology services for people with mild hearing loss. South Norfolk CCG’s Chair, when announcing the decision, indicated that the consultation had provided the CCG with comprehensive feedback from the public, professionals and other organisations, which had helped the CCG to make its decision.