You live in an area where adults aged 18 and over can get NHS funded hearing aids at Specsavers.

What's next?

  • Self-referral is available at some Specsavers stores, including those listed below. If your nearest store is listed, contact them to see if your eligible for NHS services.
  • If your local store is not listed, make an appointment to see your GP
  • If your GP decides you meet the criteria for NHS hearing services, you can choose where you are seen
  • Let your GP know you would like to come to Specsavers and they will let you know what to do next

Find your nearest store that offers self referral

North East and Cumbria

  • Blaydon
  • Gateshead
  • Middlesbrough
  • Coulby Newham
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool
  • Guisborough
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • South Shields
  • Stockton on Tees
  • Sunderland
  • Redcar
  • Washington
  • Washington Galleries Sainsbury’s
  • Arnison Centre
  • Barnard Castle
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Chester le Street
  • Consett
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Peterlee
  • Seaham
  • Stanley
  • Stockton
  • Sunderland 

North West

  • Bolton
  • Bolton Trinity
  • Congleton
  • Crewe
  • Leigh
  • Macclesfield
  • Middlebrook
  • Nantwich
  • Northwich
  • Wilmslow
  • Winsford
  • Barrow in Furness
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton
  • Burnley
  • Chorley
  • Cleveleys
  • Clitheroe
  • Colne Sainsburys
  • Deepdale
  • Galloways (Morecambe)
  • Kendal
  • Kendal Mint Bridge Sainsburys
  • Lancaster
  • Leyland
  • Morecambe
  • Nelson
  • Ormskirk
  • Preston
  • Rochdale
  • Skelmersdale
  • Southport
  • St Annes

East Midlands

  • Alfreton
  • Ashbourne
  • Beeston
  • Belper
  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Burton on Trent
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • Derby
  • Eastwood
  • Gainsborough
  • Glossop
  • Grantham
  • Holbeach
  • Ilkeston
  • Kings Lynn
  • Lincoln Morrisons
  • Lincoln Sincil Street
  • Long Eaton
  • Louth
  • Matlock
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Normanton
  • Oakham
  • Oakwood
  • Ripley
  • Skegness
  • Sleaford
  • Spalding
  • Stamford
  • Swadlincote
  • Uttoxeter

West Midlands

  • Acocks Green
  • Bromsgrove
  • Cheylesmore
  • Coventry
  • Rugby
  • Hanley
  • Congleton 
  • Longton 
  • Newcastle under Lyme 
  • Burton on Trent 
  • Rugeley 
  • Cannock 
  • Stafford 
  • Uttoxeter 
  • Lichfield 
  • Tamworth 
  • Stone 
  • Tamworth Ventura Way Sainsburys 
  • Cannock Sainsburys 
  • Wolverhampton 
  • Wednesfield 
  • Stourbridge 
  • Kingswinford 
  • Brownhills 
  • Walsall
  • Droitwich
  • Evesham
  • Hereford
  • Kidderminster
  • Kidderminster Crossley Sainsburys
  • Ledbury
  • Leominster
  • Longbridge
  • Malvern
  • Redditch
  • Redditch Alvechurch
  • Ross on Wye
  • Stourport on Severn 
  • Worcester

South East

  • Abingdon
  • Alton
  • Andover
  • Aylesbury
  • Banbury
  • Banstead
  • Basingstoke   
  • Bicester
  • Bitterne
  • Buckingham
  • Bursledon
  • Chandlers Ford
  • Cowley
  • Didcot
  • Eastleigh
  • Epsom
  • Fareham
  • Gerrards Cross
  • Hedge End Sainsbury's 
  • High Wycombe
  • Leatherhead
  • Lymington
  • New Milton
  • North Baddesley
  • Oxford
  • Ringwood
  • Salisbury
  • Shirley
  • Southampton
  • Totton City Centre (Southampton)
  • Tring
  • Wantage
  • Winchester
  • Witney

East of England

  • Diss
  • East Dereham
  • Fakenham
  • Great Yarmouth
  • North Walsham
  • Norwich (St Stephens)
  • Sheringham
  • Thetford
  • Wymondham

South West

  • Barnstaple Roundswell Sainsbury's
  • Barnstaple
  • Bedminster
  • Bideford
  • Bradley Stoke
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Brixham
  • Clevedon
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Emersons Green Sainsbury's
  • Filton
  • Keynsham
  • Kingswood
  • Knowle
  • Nailsea
  • Newton Abbott
  • Okehampton
  • Paignton
  • Plymouth Marsh Mills Sainsbury's
  • Plymouth
  • Plymstock
  • Portishead
  • Saltash
  • Tavistock
  • Teignmouth
  • Thornbury
  • Torquay
  • Torquay Willow Sainsbury's
  • Totnes
  • Weston Super Mare
  • Winterstoke Sainsbury's
  • Worle Sainsbury's

London

  • Beckenham
  • Bexleyheath
  • Bromley
  • Catford
  • Charlton Riverside
  • Eltham
  • Erith  Lewisham
  • Orpington
  • Peckham
  • Sidcup
  • Streatham
  • Surrey Quay
  • Sydenham
  • Walworth Road
  • West Wickham
  • Woolwich
  • Brixton Pavilion Pharmacy
  • Crayford Specsavers Sainsbury's

Self-referral enables you to access our hearing services without having to visit your GP first. If you think you have a hearing loss, all you need to do is enquire in store or call us to see if you are eligible for an NHS-funded test. We will be able to book your NHS appointment for you if you can provide details regarding your NHS number (this can be found on a prescription or by asking your GP practice).

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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
  • 97% of our NHS customers would recommend Specsavers for their hearing aids (as surveyed in 2021)

No waiting for your hearing aid

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.

Frequently asked questions about the NHS service

What hearing aids are available on the NHS?

The NHS has significantly improved the technology available and will now provide a NHS funded digital hearing aid system which is small and sits behind the ear. NHS hearing aids will help most people to hear more clearly.

Can I come straight to Specsavers for an NHS funded hearing aid?

No, you need to check to see if you live in an area where the NHS has accredited Specsavers and that you meet the age restriction for the service. You then need to be referred by your GP, who may be able to contact us directly or they will let you know how to get in touch with us.

What’s the difference between NHS hearing aids and buying privately?

You get the same professional consultation, aftercare and support. The only difference is the choice of styles and technology available.

Who do I see?

At Specsavers, you will only ever be seen by a qualified hearing professional. Our services are available at Specsavers stores and sometimes in other locations if we can make the service more accessible in the community.

What about aftercare?

We will arrange follow-up appointments and make sure your hearing aids work effectively, just as we would if you had purchased them.

More information

If you have any further questions, please call 0800 077 8659