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Need hearing aids?

One in 10 adults in the UK would benefit from wearing hearing aids – that’s four million people – yet only one person in 30 does.

If you're losing your hearing, you might find yourself struggling to communicate and realise that your quality of life is not as good as it could be. Hearing aids can help give you back confidence and independence.

This section will tell you all you need to know about hearing aids, whether you already have them or you are thinking about getting them.

If you're searching for a place to buy your hearing aids, try our Locate and Rate service to find a private dispenser, or see where you can be referred by your GP if using the NHS.

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About hearing aids

Hearing aids amplify sounds so you are able to hear more comfortably. Although they will not give you perfect hearing, wearing hearing aids can make a real difference to your quality of life.
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Types of hearing aids

Hearing aids are available in analogue or digital, in a variety of shapes, sizes and types. Some hearing aids are designed especially for people with a particular kind of hearing loss.
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Getting the best from your hearing aid

It can take time to get used to a new hearing aid. We'll help you get the best from your hearing aid.
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Looking after your hearing aids

In this section you can find advice about how to look after your hearing aids, so you can get the best out of them for as long as possible.
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Buying hearing aids privately

Advice on the advantages of buying hearing aids from a registered dispenser, the cost of private hearing aids and buying hearing aids abroad.
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