The World Health Organisation raises hearing loss awareness every year to help people with hearing difficulties and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year’s slogan: ‘Don’t Let Hearing Loss Limit You’ aims to help people with hearing loss achieve their full potential. Read more about what they achieve how they can help:

Do you need a hearing test? It’s never been easier to test your hearing.  WHO have launched a free app that you can download on your smartphone.  The hearWHO app enables you to check your hearing and track it over time.  If the app gives you a low score, it will advise you to see a specialist for a professional hearing test. Read here:


If you recognise any of the signs on the following list, you may well need a hearing test:

Read more about hearing loss here:

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