§ 34. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many post-aural hearing aids have now been issued to children; how many more are to be 66W ordered; what assessment has been made of their effectiveness; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
16,000 of these aids have been supplied for children in England and Wales for whom they are suitable; probably about 2,000 a year; the aid has been generally welcomed but it is effective for moderate hearing loss only.