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Your result shows you may have hearing loss

Your result shows you have signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss affects 1 in 5 of us, so this result is common. By taking our online hearing check, you’ve taken the first step to hearing better.

Next step: Get a full hearing test

The online hearing test is a reliable way to check for signs of hearing loss, but only a full hearing assessment, carried out by a hearing specialist, can give you detailed results, diagnose hearing loss and give you personalised advice.

You can get your hearing tested on the NHS or privately.

To get your hearing tested on the NHS, see your GP so they can refer you to an NHS audiology (hearing) service. We’ve written a letter that you can give to your GP that explains your result.

Download the letter for your GP (PDF 122kb)

To get your hearing tested privately, book a hearing test directly with a private audiology service – they are often found on the high street.

If you have other symptoms like dizziness, discharge or earache, see your GP before booking a private hearing test, so they can examine your ears.

More about NHS and private hearing tests

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If you have experienced sudden hearing loss, in one or both ears, contact NHS 111 or see your GP as soon as possible.

How are your friends and family hearing?

If you know someone who might not be hearing as well as they used to, send them a link to our online hearing check:

We’re here if you need us

If you have any questions about your hearing check result or need information or support, get in touch.

Did you know, only 83p is spent on research for every person with hearing loss?

This is compared to £16 for every person with sight loss. RNID is the biggest dedicated funder of hearing loss research in the UK, and we rely on donations from people like you.

Will you chip in £2 today to help discover the next big breakthrough in hearing loss research?

Page last updated: 14 December 2023

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