§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will introduce a training programme which will enable qualified teachers in their later years of service to qualify as auditory training teachers to enable partially hearing persons effectively to use modern hearing aids and techniques.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Existing courses for experienced teachers wishing to train as specialist teachers of deaf and partially hearing children include study of audiology. The question of auditory training with regard to the rehabilitation of deaf persons generally is under consideration by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services.