Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (556)

Derek Keating

Question:

556. Deputy Derek Keating asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be supplied with a hearing aid as a matter of urgency. [30156/13]

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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 the specific query raised by the Deputy and to reply to him as soon as possible.