England

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In 2014 there were 8.8 million people in England with a hearing loss, this will increase to 9.8 million by 2020 and 12.9 million by 2030. This section provides NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with information that will help deliver high quality and cost-effective local hearing services

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NHS National Commissioning Framework and NCHA Support

NHS NATIONAL COMMISSIONING FRAMEWORK

NHS England - hearing loss services.

NHS ADULT SERVICE SPECIFICATION

NHS England - best practice model.

HEARING MAP

Access data on local hearing needs.

ASK A QUESTION

A free resource for NHS Commissioners.

NHS ENGLAND

Access other NHS guidance on hearing services and procurement.

Quick Overview

HEARING AND HEARING LOSS

The basics. Learn more about hearing and hearing loss.

PREVALENCE OF HEARING LOSS

Learn about how common hearing loss is.

CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS

Learn about common and rare causes of hearing loss.

RISK FACTORS FOR HEARING LOSS

Evidence on the risk factors for hearing loss.

TINNITUS AND OTHER CONDITIONS

A quick look at tinnitus, APD and other conditions.

REGULATIONS - COMING SOON

Linked to commissioning adult hearing care.

Recommended

NHS IMPROVEMENT

Read Monitor’s report and guidance on adult hearing services.

NICE

Quick links to NICE guidelines associated with hearing.

GUIDANCE

NCHA and BSHAA guidance for CCGs.

WEBSITES

Recommended resources for CCGs.

RESEARCH LOG

Direct links to useful research.

GROWTH IN NHS ADULT AUDIOLOGY

Quick glance at audiology activity since 2003.

Other Resources

HISTORY OF HEARING

Learning from past systems failures.

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

Access previous guidance linked to hearing care in England.

HEARING CARE CLOSER
TO HOME

The viewpoint of the profession.