Hearing Disabilities – Much More Should Be Done

With the passage of the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) in 1995 and the
subsequent establishment of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Hong Kong
started to have a framework within which to help the disabled. However, those with
hearing disabilities have yet to receive sufficient attention. This paper examines the current situation of the hearing impaired in Hong Kong, overseas practices, and proposes a range of policy recommendations.