The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH), with its European and Asia-Pacific regional networks (EFHOH and APFHD), and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) joined together to measure the pulse of hard of hearing persons to the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge. During the months preceding the survey informal feedback was received that the pandemic was taking its toll on communications and well-being, leading to the conclusion that a survey should be conducted to collect views from interested hard of hearing persons.
As a result, a survey was designed and conducted through SurveyMonkey during the later part of June and early part of July 2020. The survey was distributed to those on the mailing lists of IFHOH, IFHOHYP, APFHD and EFHOH and others were also invited to respond through social media and by invitation.
This report is a summary of the results in the five key areas of the survey: public accessibility, face masks and social distancing challenges, online communication, health care, and socio-economic impact, along with a demographic profile.
To view or download the report, please click here.