Love Your Hospital buys new listening aids for patients

Love Your Hospital buys new listening aids for patients

Love Your Hospital provides assistive listening aids to patients, visitors and staff across St Richard’s, Worthing, and Southlands Hospitals.

Assistive listening aids are now available to patients, visitors and staff across Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust due to funding from the Trust’s dedicated charity, Love Your Hospital.

Deafness can affect a person’s ability to communicate properly and patients with hearing loss can often feel stressed trying to engage in a healthcare setting. According to research from Action on Hearing Loss, 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss with more than 90% of over 80 years-old experiencing some form of deafness.

Many patients surveyed in hospitals around the UK reported that they did not fully understand what staff were saying to them when accessing healthcare services. A further 43% of patients felt that, as a result, they were not fully involved in decision-making regarding their care. NHS staff also surveyed noted difficulties when speaking to patients suffering from hearing loss.

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Love Your Hospital buys new listening aids for patients

Love Your Hospital provides assistive listening aids to patients, visitors and staff across St Richard’s, Worthing, and Southlands Hospitals.

Assistive listening aids are now available to patients, visitors and staff across Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust due to funding from the Trust’s dedicated charity, Love Your Hospital.

Deafness can affect a person’s ability to communicate properly and patients with hearing loss can often feel stressed trying to engage in a healthcare setting. According to research from Action on Hearing Loss, 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss with more than 90% of over 80 years-old experiencing some form of deafness.

Many patients surveyed in hospitals around the UK reported that they did not fully understand what staff were saying to them when accessing healthcare services. A further 43% of patients felt that, as a result, they were not fully involved in decision-making regarding their care. NHS staff also surveyed noted difficulties when speaking to patients suffering from hearing loss.

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