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Hearing Impaired: Medical Equipment

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for the fitting of digital hearing aids by NHS hospital trusts are; and if he will make a statement. (207348)

The data are not currently collected. The Department will start monthly data collections on waits for audiology treatment, including the fitting of hearing aids, in May 2008 to cover treatment carried out in April 2008. We will publish these data as soon as they are of sufficiently robust quality.