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      Hearing aids and other treatments

      If you're losing your hearing and struggling to communicate, you may find that your quality of life is affected. Hearing aids and other forms of management can help you to regain your confidence.

      This section explains the different types of hearing aids with practical information about the benefits of each, looking after them and how to get the most out of them. It also tells you about cochlear implants, and who they are suitable for.

      There's also information about other ways to manage your condition, including hearing therapy and lipreading.

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      Information on they different types of hearing aids available and how they work

      If you have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and aren't benefiting from hearing aids, cochlear implants can improve your ability to hear and understand speech so that you can communicate more confidently and feel more independent.

      If your hearing nerve is damaged, hearing aids or a cochlear implant won't help, but an auditory brainstem implant that directly stimulates the auditory brainstem may be beneficial.

      Do you need some extra support because of your hearing loss? Hearing therapy can help you to manage the psychological effects of hearing loss as well as on a practical level by signposting you to support services and products that can help.

      If you can't hear everything that's being said, joining a friendly lipreading class can give you skills to help you communicate, and you can pick up tips from people in a similar position to you.