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Primary care audiology

We must transform how we deliver ear and hearing care in the UK.

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Millions of people across the UK 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, health and care systems across the UK 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 governments and health systems in all four nations can finally fix the structural issues in NHS ear and hearing care and meet the population’s audiological needs in a sustainable way.

We are committed to working with sector partners, governments and health service planners to establish audiology as the fifth NHS primary care service in all four nations.

Improving access to ear and hearing care across the UK

Reducing pressure on GPs and hospitals

To speak with a policy team member, please email [email protected]