New report finds 41% of NHS audiology departments forced to cut core services

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New report finds 41% of NHS audiology departments forced to cut core services
26th January 2015

According to a new report by charity Action on Hearing Loss, two in five NHS audiology departments are being forced to cut core services either because of a reduction in budgets or an increase in demand on their services. 

Action on Hearing Loss say currently 55% of over 60s are already affected by some form of hearing loss and with the level of demand set to increase because of an ageing population, the situation is likely only to get worse. 

Joining Wake Up London were Dr Roger Wicks from Action on Hearing Loss and Jeanann Doyle, who suffers from hearing loss.

The two explain what services have been cut and why they are so vital to so many people, now and in the future. 

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