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'