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Hearing Aids: Waiting Lists

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for hearing aid assessments in (a) Mid Essex and (b) England in the last period for which figures are available. (163631)

The average median waiting time for a diagnostic audiology assessment, including hearing assessment, is one week for the Mid Essex Primary Care NHS Trust. The average for England is 16 weeks.