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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04351: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the survey in the Action on Hearing Loss Scotland report, Time to raise the standards, which recorded that (a) 85% of respondents did not have an individual management plan and (b) 51% of respondents said that when they had their hearing assessed by an audiologist they were not asked how their hearing loss was affecting everyday life.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 10 November 2016

The monitoring and governance of the national audiology quality standards sits with NHS Boards. The Scottish Government is committed to improving the services, support and care available to people with hearing loss through its national strategy ‘See Hear’. Delivering person centred care and empowering people to be at the centre of their care is a strategic priority for the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.