HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 cc180-1W
50. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Minister of Health, when the present hearing aids available under the National Health Service were first issued; if he will introduce small transistorised models; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

The present standard Medresco hearing aid was first supplied to children in 1958 and to adults in 1960. This is a transistor model which is clinically satisfactory for the great majority of the hard of hearing. I am reviewing the hearing aid service to see whether improvements can be made.