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Self Referral Form for age related hearing loss Service

Patient self-referral for age related hearing loss services

Patients are now able to refer themselves to the age-related hearing loss service without the need for a GP referral.

If you are aged 55 or over and are experiencing hearing and communication difficulties and feel you might benefit from a hearing assessment and rehabilitation including the option of trying hearing aids, please complete the Age Related Hearing Loss Self-Referral Form and give this to your chosen provider. Details of the providers available are included within the form.

If you suffer from earwax built up or suspect that you may have a build-up of earwax, please perform 2 weeks self-management as set out in the “Self treatment of ear wax build up” information sheet.

Do not perform earwax removal if you have any of the following symptoms and seek advice from the practice nurse or your GP: pain, discharge or bleeding from your ear, sudden deafness or buzzing sound, foreign bodies in your ear, dizziness.

If you require wax removal at your assessment appointment, this will be provided only if the self-management steps have been followed.