Hearing Aids

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Health Professions Council

Check out your hearing aid dispenser/practitioner is registered with the Health Professions Council.

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British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)

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.

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Audiology - Hearing services for older people

Information from the Department of Health.

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Starkey Laboratories

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."

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National Deaf Children's Society

Provide information about hearing aids.

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Hearing Aids

Information from Action on Hearing Loss.

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Hearing aids and how to get one

Information from ENT UK the website of the British Assocation of Head and Neck Surgeons.

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Sussex Audiology Centre

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.

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National Hearing Services

Provide advice on hearing issues. They can provide hearing tests and also allow you to try different hearing aids for free.

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Hearing care and services

Information from Directgov UK government's website.

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Paul Darroch and Company

An independent hearing aid audiologist providing a professional hearing aid service. The website also provides information on hearing aids and hearing care.

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Ascent 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.

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Hearing Aids at Trade

HPC regulated hearing aid audiologists offering free hearing tests and impartial advice on the most suitable brands and models of hearing aids available.

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HEAR - Help Ear and Allied Research

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.

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21st Century Hearing

Nationwide hearing care via your local independent hearing aid consultant. Digital and analogue hearing aids.

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Hearing impairment

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient UK deafness and cochlear implant pages.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8196 (v11)
Last Checked:
24 January 2012

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