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Types of hearing aids


Hearing aids come in a range of shapes and sizes, but the right one for you will usually depend on your level of hearing loss.

Your audiologist (a hearing healthcare professional) will help you find the best type of hearing aid for you. They will consider:

  • your hearing loss 
  • the size of your ear canal
  • your lifestyle
  • how much money you’d like to spend if you go privately.

Some hearing aids are available on the NHS, while others will usually need to be bought privately.

If you need help getting hearing aids, visit get support online. It’s our service with tailored information for people who think they may have hearing loss, are thinking about getting hearing aids or have hearing aids and want to get the most out of them.

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