In summer 2023, the European Commission will adopt the first-ever Mental Health Strategy and asked interested organisations for feedback.
EHIMA sees this as an important opportunity to draw attention the role of sensory deprivation – such as hearing loss – in psychosocial health. In our contribution, we draw attention to the link between hearing loss, disability, and mental health. We highlight the role of early screening and detection for hearing impairment as an important prevention measure of ill mental health such as anxiety, depression and social isolation.
EHIMA, APPLiA, BusinessEurope et al. : Response to the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Standardisation Strategy (2022)