Hearing loss is very common – about 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer from it in some form especially from our 50s onwards.   If untreated, hearing loss can sometimes lead to other health problems and often has a major impact on our well-being, so it’s best to treat it as soon as possible.  An audiologist will carry out a full hearing test with properly calibrated headphones and also look in your ear with a camera to check for wax or other obstructions.