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Diagnostic Free Hearing Test With The Hearing Clinic UK

Free Hearing Tests With The Hearing Clinic UK

Your sense of hearing is unique to you and only you. It is the most important sense in communicating with others and creating deeper more meaningful connections. Like your sense of sight it can lose sharpness over time and hamper your ability to connect with your friends, family, colleagues and loved ones. With a hearing test we can help determine the condition of your hearing.

Our nine point FREE hearing test includes:

Full medical case history

Video camera inspection of ear canals

Full diagnostic hearing assessment

Detection of hearing loss

Optimum speech understanding scores

Minimum acceptable speech clarity levels

Speech in noise assessment

Hearing aid suitability

Medical referral (if required)

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Glasgow

First floor, 24 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2EU

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Edinburgh

83 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2ER

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Stirling

1st Floor, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TU

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Leeds

2 Princes Square,
Leeds, LS1 4BY

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Also day clinics available in Giffnock and Bearsden

Call 0333 320 7788 to arrange your FREE hearing assessment with us today.

Clearer hearing restores your confidence, rebuilds lost connections, and puts joy into being in company again. 

With the latest advancements in technology we can restore much more hearing capacity and put you back in control. Book A FREE Hearing Test to find out about our hearing solutions and experience the latest in hearing technologies from the worlds’ finest manufacturers.

“My hearing problems started around 15 years ago after I suffered a perforation from an ear infection, then it gradually worsened to the point I am unable to hear at all when I haven’t got hearing aids in. The worst for me is being in company with everyone chatting and enjoying themselves and I feel so far out of it I’d rather not be there. The NHS hearing aids only worked for me in quiet environments and the previous private hearing aids were only marginally better in noisy situations. The latest devices are a revelation. I’m literally back in the game again and it feels absolutely wonderful!”


Sandra McCallum - East Kilbride
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Hearing care in the community for our patients

Hearing care in the community has always been at the forefront of The Hearing Clinic UK’s ethos. Recently Martin stepped out of his clinic to go visit a friend who has been a patient with the Hearing Clinic UK for many years. Amy was getting a routine hearing health check and her hearing aids serviced just in time for her 103rd birthday celebrations!!

Happy Birthday Amy, you are an inspiration to us all!!

Our consultant Martin thoroughly enjoyed his visit and is already looking forward to the next appointment with Amy.

During a 5 star aftercare appointment, the services include:

Step 1

  1. Otoscopy (ear examination)
  2. Wax management/removal

Step 2 Hearing Aid Performance Evaluation

  1. Listen to Sound Quality
  2. Inspect/Replace Filter
  3. Inspect/Replace Tubing
  4. Inspect/Replace Domes
  5. Inspect/Replace Contacts
  6. Inspect/Clean Microphones
  7. Inspect/Clean Receivers
  8. Circuit Check
  9. Check Programming

Step 3

  1. Ensure patient is happy
  2. Book next appointment

We care about providing excellent hearing care in the community. Contact The Hearing Clinic UK today to find out more about our 5* services:


Audiologist Kim Jasven

What a lovely way to end the week

Our audiologist Kim was surprised today with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from one of our wonderful patients!

Patient care and attention is always at the forefront of The Hearing Clinic UK, and we are always glad to be of help and service to our patients.

Hearing loss is a noticeable symptom, people forget that when you cannot communicate with one another clearly, you lose out on something so much more important. We love to help our patients hear clearly again.

Audiologist Kim Jasven

The Hearing Clinic UK is a family run business with over 60 years’ of clinical experience. Martin, Chris and the full hearing device clinical team are registered and accredited with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

From wax removal using microsuction through to fitting the latest fully automatic and invisible hearing devices, The Hearing Clinic UK has all the skills and equipment to maximise results for you.

If you’re experiencing hearing difficulties and don’t know where to turn, contact us today and we’ll arrange a FREE HEARING TEST and consultation at a convenient time, or call the friendly team at The Hearing Clinic UK on: 0333 320 7788


Choosing the faceplate cover of custom hearing aids

Your custom hearing aids should fit your requirements and be able to adapt to your hearing needs.

When choosing the right hearing aid for you, looking for the appropriate device that makes your hearing solution look as discreet as possible is for most a primary consideration.

Last week one of our consultants had the pleasure of fitting another set of Phonak B90-10 IIC custom hearing devices. The gentleman was moving over from a standard set of NHS behind the ear hearing aids.

When building custom hearing aids the faceplate colour choice can be one of the most important factors. One of the most common issues is getting the right “finish”.

The left hand picture below shows the clients ear “empty” with no hearing aid. Note that the ear canal has a large area of dark shading (behind the tragus).

The right hand picture shows the same client wearing a B90-10 IIC with a black faceplate. You can hardly see the aid inside the ear canal. This premium effect is greatly improved by using a black faceplate to tie in with ear canal shading. It’s always very satisfying to achieve this level of aesthetics without compromising sound quality.

Finding the right looking device is just one of the aspect that should be considered by a hearing aid wearer.

The Hearing Clinic UK provides full diagnostic hearing assessments. There are a variety of hearing solutions available from all of our hearing centres right across the United Kingdom.

If you’re experiencing hearing difficulties and don’t know where to turn, contact us today and we’ll arrange a FREE HEARING TEST and consultation at a convenient time, or call the friendly team at The Hearing Clinic UK on: 0333 320 7788.


Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 7. Purchasing on price only

Common Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 7. Purchasing on price only

By far this is the most important part of our guide, and why we saved this section for last. Just like mum used to say, “You get what you pay for”.

We began this guide by saying you should view your hearing aid as an investment in yourself. An investment that will pay dividends to you with new levels of happiness, energy, quality-of-life and improved emotional and physical state.

As an industry, we perpetuate the myth that a basic digital set will solve all. At most, a £300 hearing aid will provide an adequate increase in amplification in a quiet surrounding, but it will only be comfortable for a very short period of time.

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Regardless of what the warranty says, the sound quality of a £300 hearing aid will be very poor in a complex and noisy environment. It will no doubt ‘last’ the warranty period of 2 to 5 years. But warranties simply cover workmanship and materials, not clarity and quality of sound. 

Don’t mistake the length of the warranty to be the same as the success in terms of hearing quality.

After all, a hearing aid contains components that will eventually wear out. It’s the components’ quality that dictates just how long it takes to start feeling that wear and tear.

Additionally, enquire with retailers about what type of financing offers they have available. Often times you can spread out your purchase over a period of 3 or 4 years. This takes some of the “bite” out of your up front cost.

Stepping into a higher quality achieves not only better clarity of sound and more comfort, but longer lasting clarity and comfort. With everything we need to accomplish each day, and the stresses it puts on our bodies. The question really should be, “Can you afford not to hear well?”

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What Types of Hearing Loss Can The Hearing Clinic Uk Treat?

Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 6. Forgetting that long term benefits require regular check up’s

Common Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 6. Forgetting that long term benefits require regular check up’s

Unlike glasses, hearing aids are adjustable so when your hearing changes, which it is most likely to do throughout the lifespan of the hearing aids – you don’t require to purchase new devices every time.

What Types of Hearing Loss Can The Hearing Clinic Uk Treat?

Your hearing aids are programmable and also serviceable so should last you and serve you for many years. 

A worrying trend with many hearing aid retailers is to stack ‘em high and sell ‘em cheap. This encourages you to upgrade every year or two. 

This is an often unnecessary expense as hearing aids should last between 4 – 6 years. 

Some patients look after them so well that they last much longer and we would always recommend routine check-ups (once every 6 months) to ensure that your aids give you the best service they can. 

Its also important that your hearing levels are rechecked at least once a year and your aids are reprogrammed to accommodate for any changes.

This will ensure that you get the very best from your hearing devices at all times. 

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Your Hearing Device Fitted By The Hearing Clinic UK

Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 5. Expecting your hearing aids to fix your hearing immediately

Common Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 5. Expecting your hearing aids to fix your hearing immediately

Although modern technology allows us to achieve much better accuracy of fitting quicker than ever before, it takes time to adjust to your new hearing aid.

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Unless you have suffered a sudden hearing loss, your hearing will have been changing over many years. As such you will have become somewhat comfortable with a world where the sounds are subdued.

Enhancing your hearing should be done in a controlled manner. This allows you time to re-familiarise to environmental sounds to give you optimised speech clarity. 

You will need time to get used to not just the sounds around you but also the feeling of having devices in your ears. Expecting your hearing aids to fix your hearing immediately is generally an unrealistic aspiration.

We like to explain that its somewhat like a pair of new leather shoes. Not always perfectly comfortable at first, but at the leather becomes more supple and your foot gets used to the new shape they will stop feeling unusual and often wearers completely forget that they have them on.

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The same thing happens with your new hearing aids but this process can be dramatically sped up by using a specialist who has had years of experience sizing and fitting hearing aids.

In addition to the physical feeling of hearing aids it’s essential that the sounds are correctly balanced to ensure that the amplification is perfectly suited for your loss. 

Many factors that can affect the sound reaching your eardrum. The effect of these factors can result in sound that’s can be under amplified. This means you won’t hear enough, and over amplified which can make the aids uncomfortable. Interestingly, these can happen at the same time!

Factors your specialist will have to consider will involve:

  • The softest level you can naturally hear in each ear over a range of different tones.
  • The loudest sounds you feel comfortable with in each ear across a range of tones.
  • Your initial comfort level.
  • Shape, size and style of your ear canals – this can dramatically change the volume of sounds at your eardrum.
  • Positioning of your hearing aids.
  • The necessary venting to help fresh air to enter and leave your ear canal.
  • Assist with overcoming any blocked sensation you may encounter.
  • The adaptive features on your hearing aids which will be called upon when you encounter complex or noisy situations.

If your hearing aid specialist does not consider these factors correctly there is a chance that you may not get the outcome you are looking.

We highly recommend working with specially trained audiologists and for hearing aids to be fitted using “real ear measurements”. This ensure the sounds you should receive at your ear drum are getting there correctly. This makes sure you have the best chance of getting your hearing aids to fix your hearing effectively.

Our specialists have a unique “sound optimisation” process which we have developed to do all this and more. Ensuring you have the most accurately fitted hearing aids at all times. Contact us today for more information.

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Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 4. Consider carefully the hearing aid specialist or company you are trusting with your hearing care

Common Mistakes when buying hearing aids - 4. Consider carefully the hearing aid specialist or company you are trusting with your hearing care

In our opinion, analogue and digital are very dated terms when speaking of hearing aids. Research has shown that simply buying the most expensive hearing aid on the market does not guarantee a successful outcome for the wearer.

There was a time that the only choices you had when shopping for a hearing aid was analogue or digital. Now we have so many solutions on the market it can be extremely confusing. Some manufacturers have ranges and options that can be configured in thousands of different ways adding to the confusion.

The idea that a hearing aid is a hearing aid and they are all the same is simply untrue. It has been proven that the hardware is only a small piece of the puzzle. The expertise of the hearing aid specialist is critical to the outcome for the patient.

A mid-tier hearing aid that’s been well selected, fitted and tuned will outperform a higher specified hearing aid that’s been badly fitted or tuned.

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  • Modern hearing aids often have many features which work under the surface to correct and filter the sound before presenting it into the wearer’s ear.
  • These features can come to life automatically or in some cases with a user selecting the feature to activate.
  • Most hearing aids are fitted in quiet clinic or an office environment. This doesn't mimic the real world or the sound environments that the wearer experiences as troublesome.

Because of this patients have to go through an often longwinded period of trial and error. Coming back to the hearing aid specialist on many occasions for further adjustments and tweaks until either the hearing aid specialist gets it right or the patient gets fed up and leaves. 

This is made even more challenging when the hearing aid is sold at home through a company offering home visits. Once the aids are fitted it can be difficult to get the hearing aid specialist back for tune ups. 

We work hard to ensure the sound you receive is correct for you in quiet environments and in noisy situations. To do this surround sound is incorporated in our clinics to simulate the specific places you struggle to hear in. 

Your hearing aids can be adjusted to ensure that speech clarity and comfort in noise is optimised before you leave the clinic. 

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How to choose the best hearing clinic for you

There are lots of private hearing clinics in the the market, but how can you ensure you’re dealing with the best hearing clinic, with the most reputable organisation?

The best hearing clinics will have a website.  Read it carefully paying particular attention to the range and depth of information provided by the retailer.  Look at their credentials and check they are independent.  This allows them to choose from a vast range of hearing aid manufacturers and will help to ensure the device you get is the one that best fits your requirements.

Here’s some simple things that will help you make the right choice:

  • Is the clinic HCPC registered?
  • Is the clinic a member of the AIHHP?
  • Ask your GP – they may have information or experience of clinics in your area
  • Speak to friends and ask for recommendations
  • Do a web search and review testimonials
  • Read Which? survey of independent hearing aid retailers
  • Take someone you trust with you to appointments

If you’re experiencing hearing difficulties and don’t know where to turn, contact us today and we’ll arrange a FREE HEARING TEST and consultation at a convenient time, or call the friendly team at The Hearing Clinic UK on: 0333 320 7788


Best hearing aids 2016

Mistakes when buying Hearing Aids - 3. Selecting the Wrong Style of Hearing Aid

Common Mistakes when buying Hearing Aids - 3. Selecting the Wrong Style of Hearing Aid

How could this even be possible you may ask?

Best hearing aids 2016

You would be surprised at just how many people order the smallest hearing aid in the store, just because it’s the most invisible or get sucked in by two for one deals. It is really important to buy the right style of hearing aid for your needs.

Sometimes “smallest” is not best – There are many reasons to select a slightly larger style of device, not limited to the following:

  • Larger components required to suit hearing loss
  • Additional space for more sophisticated microphones 
  • Wireless capabilities to have devices work as a pair or link to additional equipment such as tv’s and phones
  • Easier handling

It is best to select style of hearing aid that can hold all the right technology to meet your hearing needs in the most situations possible. It’s also essential that the hearing aid has room for further adjustment if your hearing levels change, which will be likely throughout their usable lifetime.

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Here is a guide to the hearing aid styles and some of their suitability’s

Optimising your hearing may take time so ensure you visit a specialist that is happy for you to return for adjustment appointments.

Recent reports have suggested that the success with hearing aids is largely dictated by the expertise of the hearing aid specialist and not the particular hardware.

A well tuned mid-range hearing aid will significantly outperform a top of the range device that has been badly tuned.

Look for specialists that encourage you to test their solutions and give the freedom to take as much time as you like.

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IIC – Invisible in the canal

  • Excellent for concealing the hearing aid deep inside the ear canal.
  • Can comfortably handle up to moderate hearing losses but can struggle with severe or profound losses.
  • Limited to single microphone technology and unable to link wireless to a partner device in your other ear.

ITE – In the ear

  • Can be made with directional microphones for superior performance in noise.
  • These handle down to severe hearing losses comfortably and some can cover up to profound losses.
  • Often visible in the ear but have the benefit of nothing “over the ear” so can work well with glasses.
  • Wireless abilities to link with partner hearing aids and other wireless solutions.

RITE – Receiver in the ear, or slim tube behind the ear

  • Can be made to look very discreet and match hair colour/glasses legs.
  • Space for directional microphones for superior performance in noise.
  • Can handle down to profound hearing loss levels.

BTE – Behind the ear

  • The most powerful hearing solution available.
  • Can cover the most challenging ranges of hearing losses.
  • Extremely durable and easy to handle.

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