Independent living > Hearing services

Elderly people usually have some degree of hearing loss, and this can make it difficult to communicate and result in isolation. Hearing impairment is one of the most common problems affecting older people, and it can cause embarrassment and frustration. If you have cause to believe you have a hearing problem then you should see your GP. Treatment will depend on the cause of the hearing loss, but the most common are hearing aids which are worn in or behind the ear and require batteries. Hearing aids require checks and occasional repair as well as battery replacement. There also are other devices which can help, such as amplified telephones or flashing door bells. Some people who are deaf can learn to lip read.

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Independent living > Hearing services services in England

Bedfordshire (7)
Bedford (7) Luton (7) Mid Bedfordshire (7) South Bedfordshire (7)

Berkshire (8)
Bracknell Forest (7) Reading (7) Slough (7) West Berkshire (8) Windsor and Maidenhead (7) Wokingham (7)

Buckinghamshire (8)
Aylesbury Vale (8) Chiltern (8) Milton Keynes (8) South Bucks (8) Wycombe (8)

Cambridgeshire (8)
Cambridge (7) East Cambridgeshire (7) Fenland (7) Huntingdonshire (7) Peterborough (8) South Cambridgeshire (7)

Channel Islands (7)
Guernsey (7) Jersey (7)

Cheshire (8)
Chester (8) Congleton (8) Crewe and Nantwich (8) Ellesmere Port and Neston (8) Halton (8) Macclesfield (8) Vale Royal (8) Warrington (8)

Cornwall (8)
Caradon (8) Carrick (8) Isles of Scilly (8) Kerrier (8) North Cornwall (8) Penwith (8) Restormel (8)

Cumbria (9)
Allerdale (8) Barrow-in-Furness (7) Carlisle (7) Copeland (8) Eden (7) South Lakeland (8)

Derbyshire (9)
Amber Valley (7) Bolsover (7) Chesterfield (7) Derby (8) Derbyshire Dales (7) Erewash (7) High Peak (7) North East Derbyshire (7) South Derbyshire (8)

Devon (9)
East Devon (8) Exeter (8) Mid Devon (8) North Devon (8) Plymouth (8) South Hams (8) Teignbridge (8) Torbay (9) Torridge (8) West Devon (8)

Dorset (13)
Bournemouth (12) Christchurch (12) East Dorset (12) North Dorset (10) Poole (12) Purbeck (12) West Dorset (10) Weymouth & Portland (10)

Durham (7)
Chester-le-Street (7) Darlington (7) Derwentside (7) Durham (7) Easington (7) Hartlepool (7) Sedgefield (7) Stockton-on-Tees (7) Teesdale (7) Wear Valley (7)

East Riding of Yorkshire (7)
East Riding of Yorkshire (7) Kingston upon Hull (7)

East Sussex (9)
Brighton & Hove (8) Eastbourne (9) Hastings (9) Lewes (9) Rother (9) Wealden (9)

Essex (8)
Basildon (8) Braintree (8) Brentwood (8) Castle point (8) Chelmsford (8) Colchester (8) Epping Forest (8) Harlow (8) Maldon (8) Rochford (8) Southend-on-Sea (8) Tendring (8) Thurrock (8) Uttlesford (8)

Gloucestershire (7)
Cheltenham (7) Cotswold (7) Forest of Dean (7) Gloucester (7) South Gloucestershire (7) Stroud (7) Tewkesbury (7)

Greater London (13)
Barking & Dagenham (9) Barnet (10) Bexley (9) Brent (9) Bromley (9) Camden (9) City of London (9) Croydon (9) Ealing (9) Enfield (9) Greenwich (9) Hackney (9) Hammersmith & Fulham (9) Haringey (9) Harrow (9) Havering (9) Hillingdon (9) Hounslow (9) Islington (9) Kensington and Chelsea (9) Kingston upon Thames (10) Lambeth (9) Lewisham (9) Merton (9) Newham (9) Redbridge (10) Richmond upon Thames (9) Southwark (9) Sutton (9) Tower Hamlets (9) Waltham Forest (9) Wandsworth (10) Westminster (9)

Greater Manchester (13)
Bolton (10) Bury (8) Manchester (9) Oldham (8) Rochdale (8) Salford (8) Stockport (8) Tameside (9) Trafford (8) Wigan (10)

Hampshire (9)
Basingstoke and Deane (8) East Hampshire (8) Eastleigh (8) Fareham (8) Gosport (8) Hart (7) Havant (8) New Forest (9) Portsmouth (8) Rushmoor (7) Southampton (8) Test Valley (8) Winchester (8)

Herefordshire (8)
Herefordshire (8)

Hertfordshire (9)
Broxbourne (8) Dacorum (8) East Hertfordshire (8) Hertsmere (8) North Hertfordshire (8) St Albans (8) Stevenage (9) Three Rivers (8) Watford (8) Welwyn Hatfield (8)

Isle of Man (7)
Isle of Man (7)

Isle of Wight (9)
Isle of Wight (9)

Kent (13)
Ashford (9) Canterbury (8) Dartford (8) Dover (8) Gravesham (8) Maidstone (8) Medway (8) Sevenoaks (9) Shepway (9) Swale (9) Thanet (9) Tonbridge & Malling (9) Tunbridge Wells (8)

Lancashire (8)
Blackburn with Darwen (8) Blackpool (7) Burnley (7) Chorley (8) Fylde (7) Hyndburn (7) Lancaster (7) Pendle (7) Preston (7) Ribble Valley (7) Rossendale (7) South Ribble (8) West Lancashire (8) Wyre (7)

Leicestershire (9)
Blaby (9) Charnwood (9) Harborough (9) Hinckley & Bosworth (9) Leicester (9) Melton (8) North West Leicestershire (9) Oadby & Wigston (9) Rutland (8)

Lincolnshire (7)
Boston (7) East Lindsey (7) Lincoln (7) North East Lincolnshire (7) North Kesteven (7) North Lincolnshire (7) South Holland (7) South Kesteven (7) West Lindsey (7)

Merseyside (9)
Knowsley (8) Liverpool (8) Sefton (8) St Helens (9) Wirral (8)

Norfolk (8)
Breckland (7) Broadland (7) Great Yarmouth (7) Kings Lynn and West Norfolk (7) North Norfolk (8) Norwich (7) South Norfolk (7)

North Yorkshire (7)
Craven (7) Hambleton (7) Harrogate (7) Middlesbrough (7) Redcar & Cleveland (7) Richmondshire (7) Ryedale (7) Scarborough (7) Selby (7) York (7)

Northamptonshire (9)
Corby (7) Daventry (8) East Northamptonshire (8) Kettering (7) Northampton (7) South Northamptonshire (7) Wellingborough (8)

Northumberland (9)
Alnwick (9) Berwick-upon-Tweed (9) Blyth Valley (9) Castle Morpeth (9) Tynedale (9) Wansbeck (9)

Nottinghamshire (8)
Ashfield (8) Bassetlaw (8) Broxtowe (8) Gedling (8) Mansfield (8) Newark and Sherwood (8) Nottingham (8) Rushcliffe (8)

Oxfordshire (8)
Cherwell (8) Oxford (8) South Oxfordshire (8) Vale of White Horse (8) West Oxfordshire (8)

Shropshire (8)
Bridgnorth (8) North Shropshire (8) Oswestry (8) Shrewsbury and Atcham (8) South Shropshire (8) Telford & Wrekin (7)

Somerset (8)
Bath & North East Somerset (7) Bristol (7) Mendip (8) North Somerset (7) Sedgemoor (7) South Somerset (8) Taunton Deane (7) West Somerset (7)

South Yorkshire (9)
Barnsley (8) Doncaster (8) Rotherham (8) Sheffield (9)

Staffordshire (10)
Cannock Chase (9) East Staffordshire (9) Lichfield (10) Newcastle-under-Lyme (9) South Staffordshire (9) Stafford (9) Staffordshire Moorlands (9) Stoke-on-Trent (9) Tamworth (10)

Suffolk (7)
Babergh (7) Forest Heath (7) Ipswich (7) Mid Suffolk (7) St Edmundsbury (7) Suffolk Coastal (7) Waveney (7)

Surrey (9)
Elmbridge (8) Epsom and Ewell (8) Guildford (8) Mole Valley (8) Reigate & Banstead (9) Runnymede (8) Spelthorne (8) Surrey Heath (8) Tandridge (8) Waverley (8) Woking (8)

Tyne and Wear (9)
Gateshead (8) Newcastle upon Tyne (8) North Tyneside (8) South Tyneside (8) Sunderland (7)

Warwickshire (8)
North Warwickshire (8) Nuneaton & Bedworth (8) Rugby (8) Stratford-on-Avon (7) Warwick (8)

West Midlands (12)
Birmingham (8) Coventry (8) Dudley (9) Sandwell (8) Solihull (9) Walsall (9) Wolverhampton (8)

West Sussex (9)
Adur (7) Arun (7) Chichester (8) Crawley (7) Horsham (7) Mid Sussex (8) Worthing (7)

West Yorkshire (9)
Bradford (7) Calderdale (7) Kirklees (7) Leeds (9) Wakefield (7)

Wiltshire (10)
Kennet (8) North Wiltshire (7) Salisbury (10) Swindon (7) West Wiltshire (8)

Worcestershire (8)
Bromsgrove (8) Malvern Hills (8) Redditch (8) Worcester (8) Wychavon (8) Wyre Forest (8)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Scotland

Aberdeen (6) Aberdeenshire (6) Angus (6) Argyll & Bute (6) Clackmannanshire (6) Dumfries & Galloway (6) Dundee (6) East Ayrshire (6) East Dunbartonshire (6) East Lothian (6) East Renfrewshire (6) Edinburgh (6) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (6) Falkirk (6) Fife (6) Glasgow (6) Highland (6) Inverclyde (6) Midlothian (6) Moray (6) North Ayrshire (6) North Lanarkshire (6) Orkney Islands (6) Perth & Kinross (6) Renfrewshire (6) Scottish Borders (6) Shetland Islands (6) South Ayrshire (6) South Lanarkshire (6) Stirling (6) West Dunbartonshire (6) West Lothian (6)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Wales

Anglesey (6) Blaenau Gwent (6) Bridgend (6) Caerphilly (6) Cardiff (6) Carmarthenshire (6) Ceredigion (6) Conwy (6) Denbighshire (6) Flintshire (6) Gwynedd (6) Merthyr Tydfil (6) Monmouthshire (6) Neath Port Talbot (6) Newport (6) Pembrokeshire (6) Powys (6) Rhondda Cynon Taff (6) Swansea (6) Torfaen (6) Vale of Glamorgan (6) Wrexham (6)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Northern Ireland

Antrim (5) Armagh (5) Belfast (5) Down (5) Fermanagh (5) Londonderry (5) Tyrone (5)