The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) was established in 1993 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in the Netherlands. EFHOH consists of organizations of/for hard of hearing and late-deafened people, parent organizations, and professional organizations at a European level in dialogue with the European Union, members of the European Parliament, and other European authorities. EFHOH is currently comprised of 24 national member organizations and represents the interests of more than 52 million hard of hearing people throughout Europe. This includes late-deafened adults, cochlear implant users, and people with tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, hyperacusis, and other auditory processing disorders. EFHOH is a partner and member of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH), a full member of the European Disability Forum (EDF), and a member of the WHO – World Hearing Forum (2019-2021). Our aim is a Europe where hard of hearing people can live without barriers and have the opportunity to participate at all levels of society.

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