3821 - Hearing Impairment (Answered)

Ruth Smeeth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to publish the (a) clinical guidance and (b) quality standard for adult onset hearing loss.

George Freeman

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has advised that the clinical guideline on hearing loss is currently scheduled for development from spring 2016 and anticipates that this will be published in autumn 2018. A quality standard on hearing loss based on the clinical guideline will follow.