For those individuals who need strong hearing aids, there is the possibility of body worn hearing aids, where a box is clipped to your clothes or situated inside of a pocket.
The most common however are BTE hearing aids, which are made up of a small plastic device – which as the name suggests sits behind the ear and a plastic tube fits in your ear.
Hearing aids are available for free on the NHS, as well as batteries and repairs, however if an individual needs more specific treatment they may need to pay privately.
When to be worried about hearing loss
People can either experience partial, total, sudden, gradual, permanent or temporary hearing loss.