HC Deb 01 December 1958 vol 596 cc833-4
32. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Health if he will now indicate when transistor hearing aids may be expected to be available to adults through the National Health Service.

Mr. Walker-Smith

If there are no unexpected production difficulties, I hope to begin issues to adults towards the end of 1959.

Mrs. Butler

May I thank the Minister for that reply, which will give great relief to those who are hard of hearing and who were very distressed at reading recent reports in the Press that these hearing aids might not be available for another two years?

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