Local Authority in UK to Ration NHS-provided Hearing Aids

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has announced that North Staffordshire CCG, a local health authority in the United Kingdom, will be making hearing aid cuts through a new regulation, effective October 1, 2015, that denies free hearing aids or follow-up care to thousands of people with hearing loss who are currently covered by the country’s National Health Service (NHS).