Hearing impairment

Local hearing impairment support services

An impairment in hearing is when the individual is unable to hear at such a level which allows them to communicate in their every day life. This is not the same as deafness where a person cannot understand speech through the mechanism of the ear. Hearing impairment is something which can develop as the body ages. It can also occur due to infection, exposure to loud sound or a build up of earwax within the ear canal. An impairment can be permanent or can be temporary and treatable (in terms of a infection or wax).

NHS hearing loss information

The NHS hearing loss support pages offer advice, support and also related facts.

Nimbus Access Card

The Nimbus Access Card can support people with a disability to access venues and services more easily.

Page last reviewed: 06 June 2022

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