Posted Monday November 14, 2022 by efhoh

EFHOH has published a second edition of the Hearing Reimbursement Report, looking at what has changed in the landscape of provision of hearing aids in Europe since the first report in 2018 and bringing more countries participating in our research.

Our aim is to highlight good practice and encourage European Health Ministers to implement the H.E.A.R.I.N.G recommendations as outlined in the WHO World Report on Hearing[1]. We also explore the legal mechanism safeguarding EU citizens especially rights to accessing highest attainable healthcare provision as well and social rights safeguarded by the EU Charter of Social Rights and EU Pillar of Social Rights as well as research supporting our call for affordable hearing care for all who need it.

Our recommendations are based on the H.E.A.R.I.N.G interventions from the WHO World Report on Hearing. Equitable hearing care has a positive effect on quality of life at reasonable direct  costs and results in net savings to society. European public health policy should consider hearing loss as one of the major concerns in its action plan.

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