HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 cc65-6W
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 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.