Hearing Impairment

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. It is estimated that there are more than 10 million (about 1 in 6) people in the UK with some degree of hearing impairment or deafness.

Useful Links

Action on Hearing Loss

British Deaf Association


Support at University

All students accessing the Wellbeing Service at the University of Lincoln are assigned a specialised Advisor who will be a point of contact throughout their time at University. We can create Learning Support Plans, which provide academic support, as well as recommending particular accommodation (providing it is relevant to the needs of the student) and helping to apply for Disabled Students Allowance. Support can only be put in place when a student provides relevant medical evidence. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Seeing your GP

If you feel that your hearing has changed or worsened over time and you have not been diagnosed with a Hearing Impairment, you should speak to your GP as soon as possible. Having regular hearing tests at an Audiologists can pick up on subtle changes in your hearing and can help to identify other health problems. If in doubt, always speak to a medical professional.