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I began playing electric guitar in my teens, and have been touring with my band, The Boomtown Rats, since 1974, which means my ears have been subjected to high volumes of sound for most of my life.

About four years ago, I became aware that I was finding it increasingly difficult to take part in group conversations.  I couldn’t hear clearly what people were saying, and, rather than continuously asking everyone to repeat themselves, or telling them off for their poor diction, I would often limit myself to smiling and nodding, sometimes inappropriately, instead of being an active participant.  The television at home would always be at close to maximum volume, with the treble turned up full, and it was the same when I listened to music.  I even got rid of a nice acoustic guitar, as I thought it had begun to sound dull.

My father suffered from deafness from his mid-fifties but he was too proud to use the hearing aids which were available at the time. I had some sympathy with him, as they were the sort of bulky, ugly appliances which have given rise to the expression “hearing-aid beige”. However, it was sad to see him become more and more isolated and I did not want to go the same way as him.

Eventually, I accepted that I must have a problem with my own hearing. A friend told me that a guitar hero of mine, who I knew suffered from deafness as a result of being exposed to ridiculous levels of onstage volume since the 1960s, had been to Harley Street Hearing and was now using Phonak hearing aids, so I telephoned them and made an appointment for a hearing assessment. This turned out to be the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time.

I now use a pair of Phonak hearing aids, which are practically invisible, and they have transformed my life. I can now hear the full spectrum of audible frequencies and can enjoy the beautiful sound of my Martin acoustic guitar again.

Thank you, Harley Street Hearing!

Garrick Roberts

 

The team at Harley Street Hearing have decided to run a 10k for Hearing Dogs for Deaf people on the 16th September.

Thousands of people suffer from hearing loss and a hearing dog can give back confidence to individuals who may feel isolated.

It takes thousands of pounds to train a hearing dog so please dig deep and give generously.

If you’d like to support this worthy cause please click here

Until now hearing aids were only available to connect to smart phones.

Phonak has now created a hearing aid Audeo B-Direct which connects directly to any mobile phone, regardless of the brand or operating system, as long as it has Bluetooth®, you’re good to go.

 

Audéo B-Direct also easily connects to your TV.  This is achieved using a small media hub, called Phonak TV Connector, turning the hearing aids into wireless TV headphones. You can now enjoy excellent stereo sound quality from your TV while those around you can listen at a comfortable volume level.

No need to stop what you’re doing to answer your mobile, you can now take calls hands-free directly though your hearing aids.

 So if you’d like to be one of the first to trial this hearing aid; or perhaps you don’t have hearing aids but feel now now is the time to get your hearing (or even a family member’s hearing) tested.
 

Call us, we are London’s leading independent hearing clinic on 020 7486 1053,  or fill in the form below.  We’ll be delighted to see you.

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Clinical Director Paul Checkley was interviewed by Global News after a new, international study concluded that up to a third of dementia cases might be preventable; with hearing loss being the TOP modifiable dementia risk.

The findings from an international commission of 24 leading experts from around the world were published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet.

Many people don’t realise that they risk loosing much more than their hearing.  Hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression and put you more at risk of dementia.  Anyone who has concerns that their hearing is not what it used to be should get their hearing tested.  Please complete the contact form below.

Harley Street Hearing are London’s leading independent hearing clinics.

We have clinics in Harley Street, Herne Hill and Golders Green.


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Please contact us on 020 7486 1053 or send us an email below for more information.
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We are London’s leading independent hearing clinics and have been established on Harley Street for over 25 years.

At Harley Street Hearing we know that customer care is fundamental to a successful audiology clinic.

Having a hearing loss can be isolating and hard to accept, because of this we treat every patient with care and understanding, and pay particular attention to their individual hearing needs.

The majority of our patients come to us by recommendation or by referral from some of the most well-known ENT specialists in the UK.

As we are completely independent we will choose hearing aids which specifically match your personal requirements.  We work with all the major hearing aid manufacturers in the UK and have clinics at 129 Harley Street, Golders Green and Herne Hill.

Come in for a hearing consultation with one of Highly Trained Audiologists or call us with any hearing concerns we’ll be happy to help.

For more information on specific types of hearing aids click here

We have highly trained Hearing Therapists who can help manage your Tinnitus, our Clinical Ear Practitioners provide instant wax removal and we can also help with any bespoke hearing protection.

Call 020 7486 1053 or fill in the form below.

Congratulations to Sophie Biebuyck & Ed Rex for their winning pics of Hear Here’s 2nd social evening.

Hear Here is a social network especially for Londoners with a hearing loss, created by Harley Street Hearing.  Both Sophie & Rex received a bottle of champagne courtesy of Ernst & Young, sponsors of the event.

To join us and have details of future events follow us on Facebook or contact us 

 

Microsuction Harley Street HearingMicrosuction available at our London clinics at 129 Harley Street or Golders Green for £80.

Wax blocking the ear canal can be annoying and frustrating. We provide a safe and effective ear care service.  No need to wait weeks to see your GP, you can normally be seen within 24 hours.

Microsuction is the most effective and quickest form of wax removal.  Wax can be removed more easily and quickly if you use softening drops, or olive oil, prior to your appointment; but this is not always necessary.

We offer the full range of ear care techniques including Irrigation and instrumentation.

For more information on both methods click here or call 020 7486 1053 to book the next available appointment.

Over 100 attended our 2nd Hearing Loss social networking event.   A wonderful social evening held in London Bridge at Ernst & Young HQ.  Speakers included actresses Jessica Jane Stafford & Genevieve Barr, Dr Lorraine Gailey – Chief Executive of Hearing Link & Sarah Petherbridge – Co-Chair of Ability EY.
Paul Checkley, Harley Street Hearing’s Clinical Director said “we were delighted to see so many people come along to share their experiences and make new friends with a mutual bond.”  The evening raised £500 for Action on Hearing Loss, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and National Deaf Children’s Society and was kindly sponsored by Ernst & Young.
If you’d like to join our next event please contact us or follow our facebook page here.

 

We’re delighted to be providing hearing testing for the musicians in An American in Paris currently showing at the Dominion Theatre in Tottenham Court Road.  The breathtakingly beautiful new Broadway musical about love, hope and living your dreams, has opened to standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star rave reviews from the critics.

Winner of 4 Tony® Awards on Broadway, this “wildly successful stage adaptation” (Financial Times) of the classic MGM film musical “soars to exhilar­ating heights of brilliance that must be seen to be believed” (Mail on Sunday) and is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, written by Craig Lucas and designed by Bob Crowley.

For further details visit their website

 

Hearing aid_Charger_Case_open_with_Audeo_B-R_Close_up_01Phonak Audeo Belong rechargeable hearing aids are the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aids on the market. In fact, they give you 24 hours of hearing with a simple 3-hour charge. If you’re in a rush, you can rely on a short 30-minute charge to give you up to 6 hours of full performance. Plus, they come with easy-to-use smart charging options, charge up wherever you are, without having to worry about running out of power.

Free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries

It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, these rechargeable hearing aids were created to simplify your life. Finally, a chance to free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries with a groundbreaking built-in lithium-ion battery technology. And because it’s a Phonak, you can always be assured of superior hearing performance.  Call us and come in for a demo- 0207 486 1053

Sleep PlugsAlways use custom-made ear plugs for snoring, swimming, loud music or noise to avoid painful damage.  Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant, Mr Michael Wareing recommends them in this article from the Daily Mail showing the dangers of putting things in your ears, the trauma of sorting out the problem and the speed of microsuction.  

Prevention is always better, and less painful, than the cure.  Call Harley Street Hearing and Musicians Hearing Services for our next available appointment for custom-made earplugs and/or microsuction.  We can normally see you within 24 hours.

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Paul Checkley & Matthew Allsop at RSCPaul Checkley and Matthew Allsop were delighted to take part in an Ear and Technology Study Day, at the Royal College of Surgeons, on Saturday.  They presented a workshop for the extended wear, totally invisible hearing aid ‘Lyric’; which included live demonstrations of the Lyric’s fitting procedure.  Ear, Nose, and Throat Consultants, and Audiologists, from all over the country attended.  The day’s topics included the latest in hearing technology, balance equipment and surgical instruments.

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