Diagnosis and treatment
Many people wait a number of years before seeking help for hearing loss, but the longer we wait, the more interactions we are likely to miss.
Find out how to spot the signs of hearing loss.
Take our quick quiz to see whether you might have some level of hearing loss.
The longer a hearing loss goes untreated, the less benefit we are likely to get from hearing aids. So it's important to act promptly if you think you have a hearing loss.
What should I do if I suspect I have a hearing loss?
The first step is to visit your GP to discuss your hearing.
If appropriate, you will be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (ENT).
What happens if I have a hearing loss?
If you do have a hearing loss, you may be benefit from a hearing aid. Find out if you might need a hearing aid and learn more about hearing aids. If your hearing loss is more severe, you may benefit from a cochlear implant.
Learn more about our advice on coping with permanent hearing loss, and have a look at our tactics for good hearing.