Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Hearing Aids

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will exempt people with Alzheimers and dementia from charges for the replacement of lost hearing aids.

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

National Health Service trusts can recover all or part of the cost of the replacement of a hearing aid where there is evidence of misuse or carelessness. Decisions on whether to charge patients, and whether exemptions are applied to such charging policies, are a matter for individual trusts.

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