Mr Griffiths said:
'I am very pleased to be able to make this appointment which is
initially for three years. I believe that Mr Raine will be a persuasive and pro-active chairman who will enhance the reputation of
The HAC was set up under the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968. It has
statutory responsibility for securing adequate standards of
competence and conduct among persons engaged in dispensing hearing
aids in the private sector.
The post of chairman requires a commitment of a minimum of ten days
a year and is an unsalaried appointment. Mr Raine will succeed Mr
William Fernie who has been the chairman for six years.