Worried about your hearing?

You can get your hearing tested at one of the hearing aid providers in Guernsey or your GP may be able to provide an initial test.

If you are concerned about a sudden or one-sided hearing loss, see your GP. When necessary, you may be referred to an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist at the Medical Specialist Group.

Hearing Aid Providers in Guernsey:

Mario Cavagnetto of Advanced Hearing Services at the Grandes Maisons Surgery at St Sampsons (Tel: 245999)

Specsavers in the Market Square in Town, (Tel: 723530)

Hidden Hearing Guernsey at Guernsey Therapy Group, Route des Blanches, St Martins (Tel: 01481 251860)

Help with Funding for Hearing Aids

If you are in receipt of Supplementary Benefit –  contact: Social Security, Edward T. Wheadon House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3WH. Telephone: 01481 732501.

You should explain that hearing aid(s) have been prescribed and the reasons why you would find it difficult to afford to pay for them yourself.

Social Security will request information from the hearing aid provider and perhaps ask for further financial information from you.

Social Security may or may not award a full or partial grant.

If you are not in receipt of Supplementary Benefit, or if the grant awarded is insufficient to pay for the aids that have been prescribed, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association may be able to help, taking into consideration your individual circumstances.

For further information please contact Jackie Sholl on 07781 121325 or email us on ghha@suremail.gg

(Information from GHHA)