Hearing aids can give you back your confidence and help you communicate with your family again.
Although one in 10 adults in the UK could benefit from wearing hearing aids, only a third of those people wear them.
We've got the answers
If your audiologist has recommended hearing aids, or you think you might benefit from them, you’re bound to have lots of questions. Or you may already have hearing aids, and still be getting used to them.
We’ve got all the information you need. If you think of anything we haven’t covered you can ask our audiologist, or call our helpline on 0808 808 0123.
Information on hearing aids
We have a lot of information on hearing aids in our Need hearing aids? section. Find out what different types of hearing aid are available, how to buy them privately, and how to look after your hearing aids once you have them.
You may also find our ‘I Hear You’ leaflet helpful (PDF 607kb). This explains the whole process of getting hearing aids from your hearing test onwards. Download our Getting hearing aids (PDF 195kb) and Buying hearing aids (PDF 212kb) factsheets.
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If you’re confused or worried about anything to do with hearing aids you can call our helpline on 0808 808 0123.
Products for hearing loss
Hearing aids aren’t the only answer. There are lots of useful products that could help you around the house, either in addition to hearing aids or instead of them. Take a look at what’s available in our online Shop including amplified telephones, doorbells and alarm clocks.
A problem shared
Our Deafness and Hearing Loss Forum is a great place for people to share their experiences of hearing loss, answer each other’s questions and give support. Our forums are a safe and friendly place. Our helpline staff moderates them, and are on-hand to give advice. Join the conversation.
Hear to Help
Our Hear to Help hearing aid services could help you to make the most of your hearing aids and deal with your hearing loss better. Our staff and volunteers fix simple problems with hearing aids so you don’t have to go back to the audiologist.
Hear to Help services are provided free of charge.
What support do we offer?
- Tubing, minor repairs, ear mould cleaning and battery replacement
- Training on maintenance of hearing aids
- Advice and support on making the most of the hearing aids
- Rehabilitation courses
- Information and signposting to other services
- Introduction to useful equipment like flashing doorbells and vibrating alarms.
We provide services in communities across the UK either through home visits or drop-in services. We work in partnership with local audiology departments.
Find out if there’s a Hear to Help in your area.