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Still OPEN in lockdown – Hearing Clinic

Come to our hearing clinic at North West Hearing for all your hearing needs.  We are an essential service throughout lockdown.  Located at The Beeches Consulting Centre, in the grounds of the Alexandra hospital in Cheadle.  Parking is available in front of the clinic.

Whether you need advise on hearing aids, hearing accessories, wax removal or a hearing consultation – call us on 0161 491 1943

North West Hearing are part of the Harley Street Hearing group, London’s largest independent hearing clinics, established for 25 years.

Covid Update

Essential audiology and hearing services continue to operate 

Following recent announcements from the Prime Minister we would like to remind you that as we enter Tier 3 we remain open as usual.  Regardless of the tier your area is in, government guidelines state that “You can and should still travel for a number of reasons, including hospital, GP and other medical appointments”  

According to these guidelines, audiology services fall into this category as an “essential service”.  So please feel free to visit us and ensure that your hearing is at its best in time for the festive season! 

Just give us a call on 0161 491 1943 or email us below.  We will be delighted to see you at The Beeches Consulting Centre. 

If you’re unable to come in to see us we can assist, where possible, remotely or send out supplies on request. 

We have created a COVID SAFE environment according to PHE guidelines and as you have told us how important our service is to you; clinics will continue to run on a Monday and Tuesday 8am-5pm. 

Instant wax removal service

Microsuction available at our Cheadle clinic for £60.

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.

Call 0161 491 1943 to book the next available appointment.

DJ Eddy Temple-Morris earplugs for tinnitus

If you’re a DJ or a muso and you’re reading this and thinking ‘maybe it’s 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 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. It’s 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.

Eddy Temple-Morris

the world’s first Ai hearable Livio

LIVIO is the world’s very first hearing aid with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

This is a hearing aid within a class of its own.

This new technology is completely revolutionary. It features integrated sensors and AI (this means it performs tasks that normally require human intelligence).

It’s proven that hearing health is directly connected to overall health and well-being.  Meaning those who can hear can engage with the world around them and live healthier and better lives.  Early treatment for hearing loss can improve or limit cognitive decline and dementia.

Some of the unique features of LIVIO:-

  • Up to 30% improvement in speech understanding in noisy environments
  • Significant improvements in sharpness and clarity
  • Automatically and instantly adapts to the environment to optimise challenging situations
  • Built-in activity tracker – to support hearing health and fitness
  • Manages balance and spatial awareness
  • Detects if you fall and alerts your chosen contact

Call us to book the next available trial appointment on 0161 491 1943 or complete below

Phonak’s new Marvel

Come in to North West Hearing for a trial of Phonak’s MARVELous new hearing aid.

This new generation technology recognises and automatically adapts to precisely match more listening situations than ever before.

With AutoSense OSTM 3.0 and
Binaural VoiceStream Technology
in all models, you can enjoy better speech understanding in noise and less listening effort in everyday life.

What to Expect

• Exceptional sound quality from the first fit
• Better speech understanding in noise
• Reduced listening effort in noise
• Top rated streamed sound quality

Rechargeable Technology

• switch on automatically when removed from the charger and turn off when placed back in the charging case
• Ease of use – no more disposable batteries
• Full day of hearing including streaming
• Super quick charging
• Battery engineered to last 6 years

Whether you already have hearing aids and are curious to see the amazing advances in hearing aid technology; or you’ve got some hearing concerns and would like us to assess your hearing in a relaxed atmosphere with one of our highly trained audiologists, call us now on 0161 491 1943 or complete the form below.

New rechargeable hearing aids

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- 0161 491 1943

The interview all musicians should see

How to care for your second best asset, your ears

Jono Heale, from ACS talks to Paul Checkley – Harley Street Hearing & Musicians’ Hearing Services Clinical Director about hearing, how and why singers and musicians can damage this important sensory organ, and how to go about protecting this valuable asset.

Paul explains how the ear works, how it can get damaged, which particular frequencies and exposure times cause hearing loss and how to conserve your hearing as a singer/musicians. Did you know that our ears continue to grow throughout our lives? Weird, but true. It does mean you need to have your ear plugs and IEMs redone throughout your career.

The Musicians Hearing Health Scheme – brought to you in partnership with Help Musicians UK,  Musicians’ Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union. This scheme gives all professional musicians in the UK affordable access to specialist hearing assessments and custom fitted hearing protection.

For a one-off fee of £40 (£30 for MU members) you will receive a package worth over £200.

To apply for the Scheme  click here

The interview was carried out for iSing Magazine – a hub for singers with find reliable information, resources and advice about all things singing.