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What to do if you think you have hearing loss

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.

Find out more about the different types and causes of hearing loss

Hearing aids

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.

Find out about more about hearing aids and how they can help

Hearing research

We fund research that’s focused on preventing hearing loss and restoring hearing.

Find out more about our research projects

Contact us

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus and need free confidential and impartial information and support, contact RNID.

We’re open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Page last updated: 13 October 2021

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