HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 cc212-3W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her policy in relation to the provision of non-NHS hearing aids to adults for whom they have been prescribed by medical practitioners on the basis that they are more suitable than NHS hearing aids; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Bowis

Where no standard range hearing aid meets the medical needs of a patient, an alternative model may be supplied.