Self-help videos

Welcome to our self-help video section which aims to give people with hearing loss, or their loved ones, bite-sized information on the most important hearing loss topics.

Understanding changes in your hearing is the first step to making informed choices about what next steps you need to take.

Below you will find a series of subtitled videos covering topics such as how the ear works, audiology appointments, tinnitus, balance issues, and technology.

You can also view inspirational hearing loss stories of people who are living with the challenges of hearing loss and find out the ways we can help you.

Browse our range below and if you required further support for your hearing loss, please contact our Helpdesk.

Hearing

The auditory system and human ear is a complex part of our anatomy. Find out more about the inner workings of your ear and ways to look after your hearing.

How the ear works

How loud are your headphones

Audiology

Visiting an audiologist can be daunting. Our videos will help you to understand your appointment, learn about audiograms and what to expect during a hearing test.

Getting the most from your audiology appointment

How a hearing aid test works

Audiogram explained

Sudden Hearing Loss – What to do

Tinnitus

Approximately 13% of the UK population are living with the symptoms of tinnitus. Our video explains more about the condition.

What does tinnitus sound like?

Balance

Find out more about balance disorders commonly associated with hearing loss and details of how the balance system works.

How the balance system works

Hearing instruments

There are many incredible hearing instruments that can help you to live well with your hearing loss. From hearing aids to cochlear implants find out more about what’s available.

How a cochlear implant works

How a bone conduction device works

How a middle ear implant works

Adjusting to your hearing aids

Assistive technology

Assistive listening devices are useful tech to use to support your hearing. Find out more about what’s available including a guide on hearing loops.

What is a Hearing Loop

Hearing loss stories

Living with hearing loss can be challenging. Watch inspirational stories of how our services have supported them to live well with their hearing.

Ahmed and Claire

Tony and Sue

James

Craig

Shona

Services videos

Hearing Link Services offer a range of personalised hearing support services to help you or a loved. Find out more about the ways we can help.

What is a LinkUp group

Helpdesk

Services overview

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