Written Answers. - Hearing Aids.

Tuesday, 17 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 473 No. 1

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  97.  Cecilia Keaveney  Information on Cecilia Keaveney  Zoom on Cecilia Keaveney   asked the Minister for Health  Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan   whether in the ear hearing aids are currently covered under the entitlements of medical card holders. [24383/96]

Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan,: Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan  Limerick East): Persons with medical cards are provided with hearing aids by the National Rehabilitation Board on behalf of health boards. To date, the aids provided have been the behind the ear type and, in future, in the ear hearing aids will be provided to persons with a medical card when they are deemed to be appropriate.


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