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The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulator for Hearing Aid Dispensers. It ensures professional standards. Anyone calling themselves a Hearing Aid Dispenser must be on the HCPC register or they break the law and will be prosecuted by the Council.
The Hearing and Deafness Allisance is a group of organisations spanning the voluntary and independent sectors and professionals working in the NHS who have signed a joint declaration. The Alliance seeks to represent the needs of children, young people and adults with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus across the UK in respect of issues related to audiology, hearing services and public health. You can read about the challenge of hearing loss.
The National Health Service (NHS) offers free hearing care including the prescription of hearing aids where necessary at hospitals, hearing cliinics and via some high street retailers. However in most instances you need to be referred by your GP.
Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL) is the biggest national charity working on behalf of everyone who has a hearing loss whether mind or profound. The Charity supports research, lobbies nationally on behalf of the deaf as well as providing information and support.
Hearing Link is a national charity which offers help, advice and support for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.
UKCoD is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations working with deaf people in the UK. Its mission is to assist organisations and the sector as a whole to maximise the positive impact they have for deaf people.
The National Community Hearing Association (NCHA) represents community hearing providers in the UK. Its members are committed to achieving good hearing for all and to delivering high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective preventative, screening and hearing care services in the community.
The BAA is a sister professional body mainly representing audiologists and other hearing care professionals working in the NHS. It helps its members develop professional skills, provide a benchmark for quality and professional standards and promote audiology as an autonomous profession.
AIHHP is a professional association dedicated to promoting excellence within the UK Hearing Care profession.
The British Society of Audiology (BSA) was set up in1967 to advance audiological research, learning, practice and impact.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is a world leader in providing support and advice about tinnitus. It provides accurate, reliable and authoritative information, much of it written by medical professionals or clinical researchers.