Chime welcomes NEW Devon CCG decision NOT to restrict provision of hearing aids

21st January 2015

At a Board meeting today, Chime Health the ' not for profit ' NHS partner and leading provider of NHS audiology services in Devon welcomed the NEW Devon Commissioning decision NOT to ration hearing aids.

Chime welcomes NEW Devon CCG decision NOT to restrict provision of hearing aids

The Board noted that in the course of the last two months, and following feedback and engagement from the public, stakeholders, clinicians and a range of organisations including Chime Health,  the CCG’s approach altered regarding some of the services under review. This included proposed rationing of 1 not 2 hearing aids for people diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss.

The proposed measures originally announced are now NOT being enforced and Chime Health Board welcomed this decision.