NHS hearing at Specsavers
Specsavers is accredited by 30 Integrated Care Boards across England to provide NHS hearing services in local community settings, helping people to get the assistance they need with their hearing closer to home.
This means that people in some areas of the country who need help with their hearing do not necessarily need to go to a hospital to get the care they need, but instead, can choose to go their local Specsavers store.
What happens in an NHS hearing test?
At all NHS-accredited locations, we offer a full clinical assessment, and fitting of hearing aids where appropriate, as well as ongoing aftercare as required.
The service is fully funded by the NHS and delivered by our fully trained and experienced audiologists.
What’s included in the NHS hearing service at Specsavers?
We fit our NHS customers with digital hearing aids that use some of the latest technology. This enables us to help people overcome their hearing challenges effectively.
But our service doesn’t end once NHS hearing aids have been fitted.
Ongoing access to aftercare and support is also available, often without the need for an appointment, so that we can help people to wear their hearing aids successfully and obtain the benefits they have to offer on a long-term basis.
Why choose Specsavers?
Our audiologists meet the highest standards required to provide NHS funded services.
At Specsavers, you can get the hearing care you need, when you need it:
- We offer a range of appointment times to suit you, including weekends
- Our locations are convenient and easy to get to
- You’ll be seen as soon as possible – we won’t keep you waiting
- 97% of our NHS customers would recommend Specsavers for their hearing aids (as surveyed in 2021)
We can fit your hearing aids on the same day as your hearing assessment in most cases. And when you want new batteries, or have a question, you can just pop in to your local audiologists any time without having to book.
How to find out if you’re eligible
So, next question: do I qualify for NHS hearing aids?
If you have any concerns about your hearing and would like to have an NHS assessment, just enter your GP's full postcode into the finder below to see where the Specsavers service is available.
Your eligibility depends on the address of the GP you are registered with, not your own address.
If you are eligible for NHS services based on the postcode of your GP practice, most areas will allow you to self-refer at a Specsavers store of your choice. Please visit your nearest store for more information.
If your area is NOT listed below, you will need to visit your GP and ask them for a referral to the Specsavers store of your choice.
- Cheshire - East & South
- Coventry and Rugby
- Hampshire - North
- Hampshire - West
- London - South East
- North Somerset
- South Gloucestershire
- South Tyneside
- Tees Valley
Please note that additional variations set by the local NHS Integrated Care Boards around eligibility for the service can apply.
Access to the service and fitting of hearing aids following referral will depend on local NHS requirements and the outcome of the initial clinical assessment.