§ 67. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that children in need of special hearing aids other than the Medresco are unable to obtain the special types required free under the 9W National Health Service, nor can hospitals supply them to patients nor offer grants towards the cost if purchased privately; and if he will take steps to provide special aids, such as bone conductors, free where necessary on the recommendation of an ear, nose and throat consultant of a local authority.
§ Miss Pitt
There is in the range of Medresco hearing aids a valve type bone conduction aid which is obtainable free on the recommendation of a hospital consultant. Commercial aids are not supplied under the hospital service but in appropriate circumstances a local education authority may provide them without charge through the School Health Service.