Hiroshima Prefecture to support hearing-aid purchase with its budget

February 15, 2013

It 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 fiscal year.

Prefecture officials believe the users or applicants in the fiscal year as about 30 persons.

The 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 hearing aid.

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