IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU…
❉ Don’t ignore the signs. Take a free online test at actiononhearingloss.org.uk.
❉ Visit your GP. They can check your hearing and, if necessary, refer you to an audiologist who can assess and fit your hearing aids free of charge. You can be referred to a hospital hearing clinic or, in many areas, to a high street provider, such as Specsavers or Boots Hearingcare. These have to prove that they provide the same quality of service as a hospital clinic; offer the same hearing aids; and are not allowed to try and sell you a private hearing aid if you have been referred on the NHS.
❉ Or go to a private hearing clinic. Costs are between £1,500-£2,000 for two aids. Action on Hearing Loss has a Locate and Rate database with reviews.