If I could give them more stars I would! I went there to get moulded ear plugs and ended up coming away with their own version of in-ear monitors, which were suggested as a cheaper alternative to the super-expensive professional types. These could be changed from in-ears to normal plugs by swapping the in-ear headphones with the filters supplied. When I got them home I was having some trouble with the plugs and when I contacted them about this they remoulded my ears and offered me a solution with a different type of plug, free of charge! I can’t sing the team’s praises enough and if you are looking to prolong the life of your ears then look no further than Northwest Hearing!
Nicholas Mark Roe
“I have used other hearing aids for many years but my new Lyric hearing aids have had an incredible impact on my hearing. The clarity of my hearing has increased my quality of life. I’d recommend North West Hearing without a doubt, the staff are brilliant and helpful”
“I noticed my hearing gradually deteriorate over a few years. I decided something had to be done when I had trouble hearing the warning beeper as I was turning the garage alarm off.
I visited two hearing aid specialists who both offered me over the ear aids, these were not acceptable to me as I am a very vain person.
Eventually I went to see an NHS audiologist and was given over the ear aids. Once again they were too large and I was reluctant to go out wearing them – defeating the object of having them!!
I read about the Lyric aids and contacted North West Hearing. They are completely invisible in place, just what I wanted. I had a few problems with them, but Greg was very patient with me, and I persevered with them. After a few months it was decided they were not for me. Knowing how vain I was Greg found a new, small, in the ear aid. I have never looked back and wear them all the time.
I could not have had better advice from Greg and Sam at North West Hearing who were always at the end of the telephone if I had any problems or needed some advice.
Would I recommend North West Hearing? Without a doubt.”
No sales pressure – I was able to try different products with 30 day free trial – quick repeat appointments including one time out of hours – total understanding of customers needs – on-going ear care – first class service with a great support team” James Kight
“My first awareness of an impairment in my hearing was probably as much as 20 years ago although I took no remedial action until about 10 years ago. I tried ‘in ear’ and ‘behind ear’ hearing aids from both Specsavers and Boots. Neither gave me the result that I was looking for and I must be brutally honest and and admit that vanity also played a part in my rejection.
When I heard about Lyric I was keen to try and must say that I was bowled over with the results. Had I really been missing all those sounds for so long, especially high frequencies. I no longer leave business meetings knowing that I missed maybe 50% of what was going an and can have conversations in the car, either as driver or passenger, without the ever embarrassing ‘say again’.
Both Greg and Samantha are a delight to deal with and my only reservation is the restriction on opportunities for battery changes. This is however, a very minor issue.
I have recommended NWH to a number of friends and will continue to do so”.
Kind Regards, Colin.
“So pleased that Musicians Hearing Services has now opened up in Manchester, saw them while Simply Red on tour this week” Ian Kirkham – Simply Red Saxophonist. Pictured is Ian Kirkham and Dr Greg Nassar.
If you’re a DJ or a muso and you’re reading this and thinking ‘maybe its time I got some earplugs…’, hold that thought and listen: there is NO ‘maybe’ about it. I cannot stress to you how important it is to protect your ears, they are your living, and they are under almost daily barrage.
I’ve been on tour with The Prodigy and played gigs so big the monitoring is 30,000 watts of sound, but if you’re thinking ‘I only play little gigs’ it’s often those sh*tty little sound systems at Camden Monarch or some bar that will cause the most damage.
One day, years ago, my colleague Erol Alkan told me he’d lost 40% of the hearing in one of his ears and that he’d just discovered Geraldine and Paul at Musicians Hearing Services.
That recommendation changed my life. I’d get tinnitus SO badly after every gig, that I couldn’t sleep, and I’d be ill as a result. My immune system was shot through and I was a mess.
Since getting MHS to sort me out with plugs, I carry them EVERYWHERE and use them at big gigs, little gigs, parties, anywhere with a sound system. Now I sleep, I’m healthy and my ears aren’t getting any worse despite my job.
They make it easy, they are nice people, they’ll even get rid of that horrid build up of years worth of wax for you.
The plugs come in varying degrees of sound reduction and they just reduce it, not muffle it like those spongy yellow ones you can get for free at festivals. You’ll still hear the sizzle of a hi-hat and the boom of a kick drum, just at less damaging volume.
Now if you’re final thought is ‘hmmm but its quite expensive…’ Stop. Its the best money I EVER spent.
Do it now. You will not regret it. Just guard them with your life!
PS – just one more thing – if you’re thinking ‘this is one of those free plugs for a plug thing…’ NO. This is from the heart and I paid the same for my earplugs as you will pay for yours.
“My name is Alex Hayward, I’m a Property Renovator and Developer (Pinewood Property). My parents first realised I had a hearing loss when I was 4. I was given an NHS hearing aid when joining a new school age 7. I was stubborn at this age and never wore it! Then at university I was struggling in lecture theatres so invested in some digital aids. I only used these during lectures, never socially.
After having your new Lyrics fitted what differences did you notice immediately?
Well it takes a short while to adapt. For 23 years of hearing loss it took me about 4 weeks. Not bad for 23 years ‘out of the loop’. There was no tiredness or side effects during this period, just a little different. Once I was settled in it was small noises like the fizzing of drinks or alka selza (don’t remind me), birds singing, I can now hear hybrid cars also! Noises I’ve never heard before.
How has wearing your new Lyrics changed your everyday life?
It’s the small things that make a big difference. Before I’d turn around to face someone and have a sinking feeling that it was third or fourth time they’d called my name, that’s gone – the embarrassment has been replaced by confidence. Previously I had a boss who mumbled and spoke under his breath and I had to ask him to repeat himself time after time. It’s enough to make you feel so small. I’m not stupid, just needed a little help to get back to a level playing field. The Lyric itself is what I always hoped for. When I used to think about being older I always hoped technology would be far enough advanced by the time I needed it. The Lyric is my Angel. Showering and sleeping with a semi-permanent device has been brilliant.
My personal milestone was after a sports injury , I ruptured my Anterior cruciate ligament and had a grade 1 tear of medial and popliteal ligaments in my right knee in September 2013. After prehab, surgery in January and a lot of rehab work I did my first bit of sport in late September 2014 surfing. It was while surfing in Cornwall that I realised just how much difference the Lyric has made to my life. Knee in tact surfing 3-5ft waves with a hearing aid in! It was this point that made me so happy.
Why would you recommend the Harley Street Hearing group?
The Lyric isn’t cheap, that may change but it’s a fact for now. However, I was offered from a large hearing care company the same product and to travel to Manchester for care (I’m a Londoner). When I found Harley St Hearing and had my first consultation I was amazed that such care existed for the same price as travelling to Manchester 4 times a year.
Jaspreet Bhara is simply excellent. You’ll enjoy the comfort and her professionalism backed up by certificates and European awards plastered all over the surgery walls. The team around her and the founder of Harley Street Hearing all make such a difference so when you’re feeling down it’s time to go and see them”.
Now there’s no need to travel to London, North West Hearing is the North West’s first authorised Lyric Centre.
“When I attended meetings at work it was always so difficult to hear that it made me feel stressed and tired. Although I have always had a hearing loss, I have never wanted to wear a hearing aid. Thanks to my tiny Lyric device, I can hear perfectly and no-one can tell I have a hearing aid. Its unbelievable, I can hear the rustle of paper and even hear my watch ticking. As for music it just sounds beautiful.
Thanks to my Lyric instruments and the professional staff at Harley Street Hearing it’s like a whole new hearing world has opened-up to me. Even if it cost twice as much it would be worth every penny!”
“The moment that Paul Checkley fitted my tiny hearing instrument I started laughing again. How absolutely amazing to be able to hear all those consonants, crackling sounds, tinkling water, whispers and even my own voice again.
Life had become exhausting trying to process every conversation, communication a chore, work difficult and socialising impossible. I realised I was isolating myself and this was the main reason along with annoying tinnitus that I decided to take action. I had no idea the process was so simple and so life changing. It has actually kicked all my senses into being and diminished the ringing in my ears.
The only thing visible to others is the smile on my face. My advice would be no matter what your age don’t delay do it today!”
“I was recommended Harley Street Hearing by my hearing specialist. After being fitted with an in the ear hearing instrument, which is almost invisible, my life has changed dramatically. Of course, a hearing instrument is not the restoration of perfect hearing, but the improvement in my ability to listen has been dramatic.
The quiet spoken colleague across the desk at work can now be heard; I do not have to worry in a crowded room and I am able to hear multiple conversations and not feel that I am missing anything. Even hearing the clock in my kitchen tick – I have had it for 10 years and never realized it made a noise. The most dramatic impact has been on my ability to listen to music. I listen to a lot of music and over the years had gradually being playing the volume at very high levels to be able to hear.
My hearing aid has a special program that adjusts when listening to music to give the full dynamic range, not only do I listen at much lower volumes – making my wife and neighbours happy – the quality of what I can hear has improved to the point where very familiar pieces sound new and fresh.
If you have a hearing loss problem, there are technologies available today that can change your life – it has for me.”
“I’ve had difficulties with hearing particular pitches for some time. I was always asking people to repeat things but always put off doing anything about it, as I never realised just what a difference hearing aids could make. When I returned to University recently, I felt that I was missing important points in lectures and knew I had to do something to address the issue.
Harley St. Hearing were exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and accommodating in fitting my miniature hearing aids, which are extremely discreet. I can hear general day to day conversations so much better now and don’t miss anything in lectures anymore”
As a DJ I knew I should be protecting my hearing, I often have ringing in my ears after a gig. I tried the foam plugs but they just made everything sound dull.
Then I heard about Musicians Hearing Services. They made me custom fitted specialist earplugs which make things quieter but keep the fidelity of the sound. The service was great and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly.
Now I won’t play a set without my earplugs.
“I have not heard properly in my left ear since I was a little girl and I was conscious of wearing a hearing aid when I was younger and so as a result of attention from other kids in class I stopped wearing it.
When Paul Checkley from Harley Street Hearing first fitted my new, tiny, Lyric I could not believe how clearly I could hear. I instantly knew for the first time in years, where sound was coming from and I could actually hear when people were speaking to me from a distance.
I can now hear much better in a crowded room and the device is so discreet no one knows I’m wearing it. I can dance freely wearing it, quite simply, it has changed my life”.
To see Karen’s full story see a recent article in the Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/karen-hardy-doctors-said-my-hearing-1494754
Karen Hardy (Strictly Come Dancing winner)