72. Mrs. Hill
asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made towards providing under the National Health Service hearing aids of the Mono-pack type for children.
§ Mr. Turton
Since the clinical field trials of the Monopack aid using thermionic valves it has recently become possible to accelerate the development of transistor aids. I have, therefore, decided to wait until they are available for issue to children. These aids will be smaller than the valve Monopack, more economical in use and even more convenient for children. To wait for them will mean some delay, but everything possible is being done to reduce it to a minimum.