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Seasons Greetings and Opening Hours

North West Hearing Clinic Opening Hours

Please call 0161 491 1943 or complete the form if you need advice or you’d like an appointment for:

  • Ear wax removal
  • Hearing testing
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Tinnitus management
  • Custom made ear plugs for hearing protection

Hearing Clinic Opening Hours


Friday 22nd 9am – 1pm 

Monday 25th (closed)

Tuesday 26th (closed)

Wednesday 27th (closed)

Thursday 28th (closed)

Friday 29th (closed)


Monday 1st (closed)

Normal hours resume from Tuesday 2nd 8am – 5pm

We wish all our current and future patients a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ear Wax Removal Clinic

Safe and Effective Ear Wax Removal in Cheadle

North West Hearing offers safe and effective ear wax removal in the Cheadle community, performed by highly skilled clinical audiologists who specialise in microsuction and irrigation. Our team of ear care practitioners are available for ear wax removal appointments – £60 for both ears. If you’re having difficulty obtaining a GP appointment, Call 0161 491 1943 or e-mail below. Our clinic is at The Beeches Consulting Centre, Mill Lane, Cheadle. 

Struggling with blocked ears?

Are your ears feeling dry, itchy, or painful? Experiencing earache or slight hearing loss? It’s likely that you have a build-up of excessive ear wax, which can be quickly and easily resolved with professional ear wax removal.

Understanding Ear Wax Build-Up

Ear wax is a perfectly normal secretion of the ear canal, which is important to our ear’s functions. As our ears self-clean, this wax will naturally be pushed out, which means, for the most part, ear wax should be left alone. However, in some cases, excess build-up can occur, which requires professional ear wax removal.

Importance of Professional Ear Wax Removal

As excessive wax can lead to pain, discomfort, and sometimes hearing loss, it’s important to remove any old wax that is causing these issues to provide immediate relief. Ear wax removal should always be performed by a professional audiologist to guarantee a safe procedure and effective results.

Microsuction Ear Wax Treatment

The gold standard technique in ear wax removal, microsuction is quick, safe, painless, and doesn’t involve putting liquid into your ear. Our team of ear care practitioners are fully qualified clinical audiologists who carry out microsuction with precision and accuracy.

Using high-spec examination microscopes with x20 magnification, our audiologists can work safely in the ear canal with full visibility and depth perception. Using a gentle suction device, any moderate ear wax build-up can then painlessly be removed from the ear canal providing instant relief.

Ear Irrigation

If ear wax build-up is more profound and a larger quantity of wax needs to be removed, irrigation is a safer, gentler, and much more effective alternative to the outdated ear syringing method. This method is not advised if you have an ear infection or a history of ear infections.

Using a specialised ear irrigator, our audiologists gently apply a low-pressure flow of body-temperature water to the upper ear canal wall which slowly flows out, bringing the wax with it.

Ear Wax Syringing: An Outdated Method

Ear syringing is an old-fashioned method of wax removal that is no longer considered to be best practice or safe. The modern alternative is electronic irrigation.

Book Professional Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax removal should never be performed at home. While it can be tempting, trying to pull the blockage out using your hands or a cotton bud can cause further damage and exacerbate the problem.

Quick, painless, and immediately effective, ear wax extraction carried out by a professional is the best and only solution to providing relief.

Lumity new hearing aids

New rechargeable hearing aids

For better hearing in background noise.

The most desired request from current hearing aid users is ‘better hearing in background noise’ so this is the main focus for Phonak’s new Audeo Lumity, helping you to fully immerse in conversations in any environment.

Lumity Hearing Aid Features

There are two key developments:

    • StereoZoom 2.0 – designed to focus the microphones of the hearing aids forwards when the hearing aid user is in a noisy surroundings so you can hear what you are looking at with a smoother, more gradual adaption to the sound levels as they change. As the noise levels increase, there’s a gradual focus on the person in front and hopefully should remove that trapped in a bubble, blocked off feeling when you’re in background noise.
    •  SpeechSensor – a 360-degree speech detection algorithm allowing you to hear more conversations from all around you. Phonak say that approximately 80% of conversations come in front of us on a day-to-day basis, with 20% coming from the behind or to the side. This means you will pick up speech without having to turn your head towards the speaker.

In addition Lumity also includes:

  • Universal Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Exceptional sound
  • myPhonak app pairing for make adjustments, creating customised programs and optional goal settings. You also connect directly with your clinical audiologist who can provide remote assistance.

If you have hearing aids currently, or feel you may have hearing loss as you’re struggling to hear conversations in background noise call us for a consultation and you can demo these new Lumity hearing aids.

Call 0161 491 1943

North West Hearing is the North of England branch of Harley Street Hearing which has been established on Harley Street for over 25 years. As a completely independent hearing clinic we have a complete portfolio of hearing aids and are not tied to one manufacturer like many high street providers.

Instant Ear Wax Removal

Wax removal appointments at our independent hearing clinic. We are an essential service so if you’re having difficulty obtaining a GP appointment, for microsuction or irrigation, one of our highly qualified audiologists will remove your ear wax instantly.  Clinic at The Beeches Consulting Centre, Cheadle. Call 0161 491 1943 or e-mail below.

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.