HC Deb 15 May 1952 vol 500 c146W
87. Mr.Hale

asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to make a full report about the production of bone-induction hearing aids; and when these will be available for supply.

Mr. lain MacLeod

I regret that it is not yet possible to make a full statement, but a partial assessment of the results of the large-scale clinical trials of the experimental bone-conduction model that are now nearing completion encourages the hope that early production will be possible.

89. Mr. P. Roberts

asked the Minister of Health why the delay in fitting hearing aids by the United Sheffield Hospitals is now running at two years; and when Mrs. Shaw, about whom he has had information, is likely to be called to the hospital for fitting.

Mr. lain MacLeod

I am glad to say that increased supplies have led to a great improvement in the position and the waiting period for new applicants at Sheffield has already been halved. My latest information is that Mrs. Shaw had an appointment for her aid to be fitted yesterday.