HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc132-3W
Mr. Ayles

asked the Minister of Supply whether the Government-sponsored hear- ing aid, announced in the House by the Minister of Health, has yet been put into production; and when he hopes it will be available for deaf persons and at what price.

Mr. Wilmot

Prototypes are now in production and it is hoped to make supplies in quantity available to the Ministry of Health when the National Health Service comes into operation next year. I understand that the aid will then be supplied and serviced free of direct charge to any person medically recommended for one.