Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel may be required under their terms of service to have steroid injections for hearing damage or loss sustained during their service.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

All hearing rescue treatment for Armed Forces personnel is based on informed consent. It is not compulsory.

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