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What to do if you’re waiting to get hearing aids

Many audiology providers are experiencing long waiting times. Contact your audiology provider if you’ve been waiting a long time to have your hearing aids fitted. They should be able to give you an update on when this might happen.

If you have trouble contacting your provider, you can contact us – we can help you find the information for who to contact.

While you wait for hearing aids

If you are waiting for your hearing aids to be fitted, you could try other equipment to help you hear better.

Assistive listening devices include devices such as portable amplifiers that you can use to hear sounds more clearly. They are good for listening over background noise or from a distance.

You could also try learning some communication tactics with the people in your household. These include learning to lipread, asking people to get your attention before they start talking to you and asking people to speak slower if you need them to.

Get the most from your hearing aids

We’ll soon be launching a new tool to help people with their hearing aids.

Page last updated: 21 March 2024

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