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Primary care audiology England

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People with hearing loss, earwax, tinnitus and other audiological issues cannot get the NHS support they need. This has become a major and growing public health challenge impacting all aspects of individuals' lives, work and wellbeing.

As a matter of urgency, we need to reduce the growing risks and the spiralling health and care costs associated with unmet ear and hearing needs.

In primary care audiology, we set out the need and evidence for change so that the NHS can finally fix the structural issues in ear and hearing care and meet the population's audiological needs in a sustainable way.

We are committed to working with sector partners, ICBs, NHS England and the Government to establish audiology as the fifth NHS primary care service.

Improving access to ear and hearing care

Reducing pressure on GPs and hospitals

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