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Information leaflets

Our information leaflets cover a range of issues related to hearing loss and tinnitus.

You can download the leaflets from our website or order them from our Information Line.

If you need information in alternative formats including large print, Braille or audio, our Information Line will be happy to help.

Some of our leaflets are available in:

  • large print – these leaflets have 18 font text size and a layout that’s easy to follow
  • easy read – this makes the information easier to understand
  • languages other than English.

If you can’t find the information you need, see our online information or contact our Information Line.


How’s your hearing?

How to get your hearing tested and what can help with hearing loss.

Download How’s your hearing?

Download How’s your hearing? – Large print


Getting hearing aids

How to get hearing aids, either on the NHS or privately, and how they may help.

Download Getting hearing aids

Download Getting hearing aids – Large print

Download Getting hearing aids – Easy read English


Adjusting to your hearing aids

How to look after your hearing aids and get the most out of them – whether you are new to hearing aids or have been using them for a while.

Download Adjusting to your hearing aids

Download Adjusting to your hearing aids – Large print

Download Adjusting to your hearing aids – Easy read English


Understanding tinnitus

What tinnitus is (noise in your ears or head), what causes it and what therapies are available.

Download Understanding tinnitus

Download Understanding tinnitus – Large print


Ear problems and treatments

How the ear works, ear problems that can cause hearing loss or balance problems, and the treatments available.

Download Ear problems and treatments


Benefits and support services

If you are deaf or have hearing loss, or care for someone with hearing difficulties, there are financial benefits and support services to help.

Download Benefits and support services


Learning British Sign Language

How and where you can learn British Sign Language (BSL) – and some photos of basic signs to get you started.

Download British Sign Language


Using communication support

The different communication support services available for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or are deafblind, and how to book them.

Download Using communication support


Learning to lipread

What lipreading classes involve and how they can improve both your ability and confidence to communicate.

Download Learning to lipread


Communication tips for people with hearing loss

Communication tips to help people with hearing loss communicate and follow the conversation.

Download Communication tips for people with hearing loss

Download Communication tips for people with hearing loss – Large print


Communication tips for speaking to people with hearing loss

Our communication tips will help you communicate with people who have hearing loss.

Download Communication tips for speaking to people with hearing loss

Download Communication tips for speaking to people with hearing loss – Large print


Fingerspelling card

Fingerspelling is the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet. It’s used to spell out words like names of people and places.

Download the fingerspelling alphabet card