Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It often comes on gradually as you get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly.
Below are links to general advice on hearing loss symptoms and treatment and an advice leaflet for people who may be experiencing ears blocked by wax:
- Advice on hearing loss symptoms and treatment
- Ears blocked by wax (Buckinghamshire patient information leaflet)
If you are age 55 or over and experiencing hearing problems and feel you may benefit from a hearing assessment and the option of trying hearing aids you can now self-refer for assessment to your provider of choice using the following self-referral form: