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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4542


Mr Wallis asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In cases where hearing aids are provided to age pensioners by the Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratories, are free replacement batteries provided to the pensioners by the Laboratories.


Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

No. When age pensioners are issued with hearing aids by the Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratories, the aids are fitted with batteries. However, the replacement of batteries is the responsibility of the recipient of the hearing aid.







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