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This section includes additional system resources and links you will find useful in meeting needs locally.

NICE Hearing Loss in Adults

This quality standard covers assessing and managing hearing loss in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes people presenting with hearing loss for the first time in adulthood whether it started in adulthood or earlier. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. 

Improving Quality in Physiological Services

The IQIPS scheme is a UKAS supported quality assurance framework including guidance for delivering quality audiology services. 

NHSE Information Standard

This Information Standard puts a legal duty on all NHS and adult social care providers to make their services accessible for people with disabilities and sensory loss, including people with hearing loss. 

NHSE Hearing Loss Data Tool

This hearing loss data tool shows prevalence of hearing loss within CCG and Local Government Authority populations.  It can be used to support planning of local service to meet local population needs.

Tinnitus: assessment and management

This guideline covers the assessment, investigation and management of tinnitus in primary, community and secondary care. It offers advice to healthcare professionals on supporting people presenting with tinnitus and on when to refer for specialist assessment and management. 

RCGP Deafness and Hearing Loss Toolkit

Guidance for GPs on the care of patients dealing with deafness and hearing loss. 

Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

NHSE Guidance on Pediatric Hearing Services. 

NICE Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management

This guideline covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management. 

Eligablity Framework for Sensory Impairment Services in Education

The Eligability Framework is a tool that enables sensory support services in education to provide an equitable allocation of their resources.  Entry and exit criteria for support are provided as well as a means of identifying the levels of support required.