What to do if you think you have hearing loss
If your hearing isn’t what it used to be, you’re not alone: 1 in 5 adults in the UK have hearing loss. Here’s what you can do if you recognise the signs.
Check your hearing online
As a first step, we recommend you take our free online hearing check.
The hearing check is not a full hearing test, but it will suggest whether your hearing is in a normal range or whether you may have hearing loss. It takes just 3 minutes to complete.
If the check suggests hearing loss, you’ll need a full hearing test. We’ll let you know what your options are.
Find out more about hearing loss
Types and causes of hearing loss
There are different causes of hearing loss including ageing, exposure to loud noise and genetics.
If you have hearing loss, hearing aids could help you to hear better and communicate more confidently. They come in different shapes and sizes but they all work in a similar way.
We fund research that’s focused on preventing hearing loss and restoring hearing.
If you have any questions or need more information, you can contact us. We’re here to help.
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