Hearing Aids

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) 16-65 year olds and (b) people over 65 receive hearing aids on the NHS.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

This information is not collected centrally.

However, the following table shows data published by industry on the number of Hearing Aid units supplied to the National Health Service in 2017.

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Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

Total number of hearing aid units supplied to the NHS in 2017

343,690

341,070

337,228

388,754

1,410,742

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