EFHOH’s vision is a Europe where people with hearing loss can live without barriers, and have opportunities to participate at all levels in society.

The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) was established in 1993 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in the Netherlands. EFHOH consists of organizations of/for hard of hearing and late-deafened people, parent organizations, and professional organizations at a European level in dialogue with the European Union, members of the European Parliament, and other European authorities.

EFHOH works to promote awareness, understanding and collaborative practical actions that remove the barriers for hard of hearing people to reach their full potential with access to affordable, universal hearing care and rehabilitation, including hearing aids and cochlear implants. This is optimised by an accessible society with public services, hearing loops, subtitling, captioning and assistive devices.

EFHOH’s overall objective is to protect, promote and raise awareness on the rights of persons with hearing loss in Europe: thus, facilitating legislative and social protection. This is realised through practical actions in collaboration with members and other stakeholders

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