NHS To Begin Denying People Hearing Aids For First Time

 Vivo105_main_wht[1]Story by Denis Campbell, Health policy editor reported in The Guardian on 1 October 2015.

North Staffordshire clinical commissioning group takes unprecedented step of refusing to give devices to mainly elderly patients with mild hearing loss

The NHS will start denying people with hearing problems access to hearing aids for the first time from Thursday in a controversial move that critics claim will worsen sufferers’ social isolation.

The GP-led NHS clinical commissioning group in North Staffordshire is taking the unprecedented step of ceasing to provide free hearing aids to mainly elderly people in its area with mild hearing loss.

 

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Link to The Guardian Hearing Aid Report

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