Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (522)

John McGuinness

Question:

522. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if provision of hearing aids will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if he will expedite the application and give an early date for assessment. [11245/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive Community Audiology service administers and monitors hearing tests for adults who are at risk for hearing loss and prescribes hearing aids as required. Appointments for the audiology service are sent in a strict chronology according to clinical priorities and date of receipt of referral. The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.