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I have an NHS hearing aid and was first tested about 20+years ago. The present one is not working correctly. Can I just come in and have another test?


Recent changes in government rules mean a revolution is taking place in the provision of free NHS services. Before, to get a free NHS digital hearing aid you had to go to a hospital. But now, local NHS Primary Care Trusts in England can accredit high street audiologists, such as Specsavers Hearing Centres, to provide them instead. This also includes your hearing test, hearing aid fitting and aftercare, free.To see if you live in an area where you can get free NHS hearing aids at Specsavers, go to the Specsavers Hearcare website and type in your postcode. If they are available in your area, contact your GP in the first instance

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