First meeting held to discuss on reexamination of the method to recognize hearing impairment

The meeting held at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Tokyo.

March 27, 2014
Samuragouchi Mamoru was doing composition activities despite of deafness, and it was found that he was not hearing impaired and returned the disability card after audiological examination.

In response to the case, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held the investigation committee consisted of professionals in the medical field, and began review the way to recognize auditory difficulties on April 26.

Most of the committee members were not positive on the system change in reexamination as "Samuragouchi's case is rare this time," etc. 

The investigation committee will verify whether diagnosis in the medical institution at the time of a disability card being issued to Samuragouchi was appropriate.

The committee will make a report on the proposal of the reexamination based on a report of study group or opinion from disability organizations around March, next year. 

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