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 (6) Berkshire (10) Buckinghamshire (8) Cambridgeshire (7) Channel Islands (6) Cheshire (8) Cornwall (7) Cumbria (6) Derbyshire (10) Devon (9) Dorset (13) Durham (6) East Riding of Yorkshire (7) East Sussex (8) Essex (7) Gloucestershire (6) Greater London (14) Greater Manchester (14) Hampshire (10) Herefordshire (7) Hertfordshire (9) Isle of Man (6) Isle of Wight (9) Kent (12) Lancashire (8) Leicestershire (10) Lincolnshire (7) Merseyside (9) Norfolk (7) North Yorkshire (6) Northamptonshire (9) Northumberland (8) Nottinghamshire (9) Oxfordshire (8) Shropshire (7) Somerset (8) South Yorkshire (9) Staffordshire (9) Suffolk (6) Surrey (9) Tyne and Wear (8) Warwickshire (8) West Midlands (13) West Sussex (8) West Yorkshire (7) Wiltshire (10) Worcestershire (7)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Scotland

Aberdeen (5) Aberdeenshire (5) Angus (5) Argyll & Bute (5) Clackmannanshire (5) Dumfries & Galloway (5) Dundee (5) East Ayrshire (5) East Dunbartonshire (5) East Lothian (5) East Renfrewshire (5) Edinburgh (5) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (5) Falkirk (5) Fife (5) Glasgow (5) Highland (5) Inverclyde (5) Midlothian (5) Moray (5) North Ayrshire (5) North Lanarkshire (5) Orkney Islands (5) Perth & Kinross (5) Renfrewshire (5) Scottish Borders (5) Shetland Islands (5) South Ayrshire (5) South Lanarkshire (5) Stirling (5) West Dunbartonshire (5) West Lothian (5)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Wales

Anglesey (5) Blaenau Gwent (5) Bridgend (5) Caerphilly (5) Cardiff (5) Carmarthenshire (5) Ceredigion (5) Conwy (5) Denbighshire (5) Flintshire (5) Gwynedd (5) Merthyr Tydfil (5) Monmouthshire (5) Neath Port Talbot (5) Newport (5) Pembrokeshire (5) Powys (5) Rhondda Cynon Taff (5) Swansea (5) Torfaen (5) Vale of Glamorgan (5) Wrexham (5)

Independent living > Hearing services services in Northern Ireland

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