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Hearing Impairment (Advisory Committees)

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what matters she has referred to the two new advisory committees on hearing impairment.

In the case of the Advisory Committee on Services, gaps in the existing health and personal social services, including, in particular, rehabilitation of the adult hearing impaired, the organisation and staffing structure required for an audiological service, including the place of the graduate scientist, the future priority groups for the behind-the-ear hearing aid and the needs of hearing impaired children.In the case of the Advisory Committee on Audiological Equipment, equipment for audiology units at district general hospitals, environmental aids, monitoring of equipment research and development projects sponsored by the Department, reports of defects and hazards in audiological equipment, monitoring of progress of the issue of behind-the-ear hearing aids, editing of the Medical Research Council's electro-acoustic committee report and the standards for speech audiometry equipment.