UK sources of information and / or support
Check out your hearing aid dispenser/practitioner is registered with the Health Professions Council.
BSHAA is the professional body which represents the interests of the private hearing aid profession within the United Kingdom. Their website includes plenty of useful information aimed at the general public about hearing aids, the different types, how they work, etc. Their website also includes a directory of BSHAA members in the UK who are available to offer you advice on hearing loss and ways of overcoming it.
Information from the Department of Health.
The world's largest manufacturer of hearing instruments. Their website aims... "to answer basic questions and dispel the myths that continue to make seeking treatment something of a stigma. Hopefully it provides information that will empower you, or someone close to you, to consult with a hearing professional to learn even more."
Provide information about hearing aids.
Information from Action on Hearing Loss.
Information from ENT UK the website of the British Assocation of Head and Neck Surgeons.
An independent company staffed by experienced Audiological Technicians. They provide specialist hearing aid services, hearing problem diagnosis and ENT surgery. Their website also contains useful general information about hearing aids.
Provide advice on hearing issues. They can provide hearing tests and also allow you to try different hearing aids for free.
Information from Directgov UK government's website.
An independent hearing aid audiologist providing a professional hearing aid service. The website also provides information on hearing aids and hearing care.
Supplies hearing aids, hearing care services and hearing tests in centres across the UK. Their website provides information resources, an online hearing test and comprehensive online shop.
HPC regulated hearing aid audiologists offering free hearing tests and impartial advice on the most suitable brands and models of hearing aids available.
HEAR is working with Manchester Royal Infirmary in the treatment of severe to profound deafness. The charity is also working to develop CI technology which is designed for the auditory rehabilitation of a specific small group of totally deaf individuals. HEAR is also involved with new programmes looking at the effectiveness of semi-implantable and totally implantable hearing aids.
Nationwide hearing care via your local independent hearing aid consultant. Digital and analogue hearing aids.