Hearing Aids

See your GP if you’re having problems with your hearing. They can refer you to a hearing specialist for an assessment if they think you might need a hearing aid.
A hearing aid user

The models available nowadays on the NHS are a great improvement on those used in the past. They’re smaller and neater, and they work better too.

The earlier you get them, the more you’ll get out of them – so don’t wait until your hearing gets really bad before seeing your GP.

This NHS Choices webpage provides a range of clear information:

  • Benefits of hearing aids
  • How to get them
  • Types of hearing aids
  • NHS hearing aids
  • Paying for hearing aids
  • Batteries, repairs and replacements
  • Help and support

Click here to go to the page: NHS Choices hearing – problems