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      Hands off our hearing aids

      Hearing aids are a lifeline to people with hearing loss and have been available on the NHS since 1948. They're highly cost-effective and have very clear clinical benefits for the people who wear them. In fact, they're accepted to be the only viable treatment for people with adult-onset hearing loss.

      But our new investigation has revealed that this lifeline is being put at risk: local NHS hearing aid services are being gravely mismanaged, leaving them exposed to the risk of cuts and rationing, or unable to secure crucial additional funding.

      Find out more in our latest report 'Valuing Audiology: NHS Hearing Aid Services in England'

      Take action

      It's so important for people with hearing loss to have access to hearing aids on the NHS. If they're not available, people with hearing loss will be forced to use expensive private providers.

      We've challenged cuts proposed by a number of England’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and continue to fight the one CCG, North Staffordshire, that isn’t providing NHS hearing aids to all those people with hearing loss who need them.

      Read what people with hearing loss have to say about how important to them their hearing aids are.