Hearing problems

Hearing loss

In the UK, there are an estimated 9 million deaf and partially hearing people. Are you one of them?

Hearing aids

Many people with hearing loss would benefit from wearing a hearing aid. Find out about the main types available and how to get them.

5 ways to prevent hearing loss

It's never too early, or too late, to start looking after your hearing. Find out what you can do to help avoid hearing loss


Otosclerosis is a common cause of hearing loss in young adults, which results from abnormal bone growth inside the ear.


Read about hyperacusis, an intolerance to sounds that aren't an issue for most other people. Find out about the symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Tinnitus (BSL version)

Tinnitus causes people to hear constant sounds in one ear, both ears or in their head. An audiologist explains the possible causes and effects it often has, such as stress and anxiety, plus how to deal with them. Ashleigh, who was diagnosed with tinnitus in 2005, describes how she copes with it.

Media last reviewed: 19/06/2015

Next review due: 19/06/2018

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