February 15, 2013
was announced on February 14 that Hiroshima Prefecture will allocate 2
million yen in its budget draft to assist the family with deaf/hard of
hearing children for buying expenses of the hearing-aid in the 2013
Prefecture officials believe the users or applicants in the fiscal year as about 30 persons.
organization of deaf/hard of hearing persons had been demanding
assistance, stating the importance of acquisition of a language for
children with hearing loss.
Among the five prefectures and two
government ordinance cities in the Chugoku district in western Japan,
only Hiroshima Prefecture did not have a support system to purchase a