The following resources, courtesy of Action on Hearing Loss, can be shared with your patients who are concerned about their hearing. These leaflets explore the kind of help that is available for patients who may be experiencing hearing loss, including information on tinnitus and hearing aids.

How is your hearing?

How’s your hearing?

This leaflet explains the signs of hearing loss and what to do if you’re experiencing hearing problems. It provides information on having your hearing tested and what can help with hearing loss management, including assistive technology and hearing aids.

Download from: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/publications/hearing-health/how-s-your-hearing/

Getting hearing aids

Getting hearing aids

This leaflet from Action on Hearing Loss is for people who are about to get hearing aids for the first time. It explains how to get hearing aids through the NHS or privately, the benefits of using them, and what different types are available. 

Download from: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/publications/hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants/getting-hearing-aids/

Adjusting to your hearing aid

Adjusting to your hearing aids

This leaflet from Action on Hearing Loss provides tips for getting used to hearing aids and getting the most out of them. It contains guidance on using, cleaning and maintaining hearing aids, and information on where to go for extra support.

Download from: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/publications/hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants/adjusting-to-your-hearing-aids/

Understanding tinnitus

Understanding tinnitus

Tinnitus is the experience of hearing sound in your ears or head when there’s nothing outside your body that’s making that sound. This leaflet from Action on Hearing Loss explains what tinnitus can sound like, what causes it, and what to do if you think you have it. 

Download from: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/publications/tinnitus/understanding-tinnitus/