Understanding hearing loss

Hearing loss is surprisingly common and affects 1 in 6 adults in the UK at some time. But if you’re worried about your hearing, where do you start? The information here will help you to decide whether you or someone you know might benefit from a free hearing test.

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Benefits of good hearing

Benefits of good hearing

An introduction to age related hearing loss, how it can affect your life, and how you can begin to deal with it.

Common symptoms of hearing loss

Common symptoms of hearing loss

Take our quick survey to find out whether you might benefit from a free hearing test. As hearing changes gradually, you may not even realise it’s getting worse. See if you recognise any of the tell-tale signs.

Does someone I know have hearing loss?

Does someone I know have hearing loss?

1 in 6 people in the UK are experiencing some type of hearing loss – this means there’s a good chance that someone you know is going through it. There are a few tell tale signs to keep an eye out for.

How the ear works

How the ear works

The world has never been noisier than it is today and this can affect the quality of your hearing. But ears are extraordinary. They pick up all sounds in the form of pressure waves, translate these into electrical signals and send them to the brain.

How hearing aids work

How hearing aids work

Modern digital hearing aids are small, clever devices that can be specifically programmed to your needs by one of our qualified hearing professionals. Find out how they work.

Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

Have you got any questions about hearing? You’ll find most of the answers here, or you can even send us a question yourself and one of our expert audiologists will answer it for you.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Some of our most commonly asked questions about hearing loss, hearing tests, hearing aids and Specsavers Hearing Centres.

Download an information pack

Download an information pack

Our information pack contains information on how the ear works, the gradual change of hearing loss, your hearing test, our advance range of digital hearing aids, your next step to better hearing and frequently asked questions. Download the pack now and read it in your own time, or pass it onto someone you know who could benefit from the information.
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