"An excellent professional service.
Jessica is an outstanding audiologist. Highly trained with exceptional technological skills. She is patient, caring and personable. Jessica is a perfectionist who puts her clients’ needs first. You will not be disappointed."
Chris LewisFormer Headteacher
Since the sad decline of my hearing commenced several years ago Jess has provided outstanding professional help and advice to assist me with the purchase of suitable hearing aids. Her product and technical knowledge is excellent and she has without fail always been able to rectify any problem which has occurred. She has a friendly personal style and is never pushy on sales. Choices made have always been mine. Jess is a very experienced audiologist and I recommend her services without hesitation.
The Hearing Place provides a professional yet personal service carried out in the comfort of your own home putting you at ease. My dad had a little cry after his wax removal, he was so relieved to be able to hear again! Would highly recommend.
Sandra, on behalf of my DadWoodthorpe
We have attended Jessica’s hearing clinics for 15 years now and have always found her to be thoroughly professional and very knowledgeable. She works to the highest standard which is why we have followed her from her two previous employers and now see her at The Hearing Place, we won’t let anyone else look after our ears!
At the same time, she exhibits a very caring and friendly persona which makes a visit more enjoyable. We commend her most warmly and without reservation.
John and BarbaraFulford
Just want to say what excellent care and service I received from The Hearing Place recently when I had my hearing checked and it was found I would benefit from hearing aids. The options available were explained clearly; fitting was very professionally carried out adhering to all Covid-19 regulations and harmony has been restored! The aids themselves are very comfortable and discreet. Thank you very much The Hearing Place - thoroughly recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of micro-suction vs syringing?
Micro suction is now considered to be the safest method of removing ear wax. This is because there is more risk of perforating the eardrum with syringing because you are putting pressurised water into the ear canal. The eardrum is a delicate membrane which can be ruptured. Irrigation or syringing should never be used if you have had a perforated eardrum ever before, even if it were many years ago. There is also a greater risk of getting an infection after syringing because it strips the ear canal of all the wax and natural oils which protect the ear. A small amount of wax is healthy and necessary.
Will micro-suction improve my hearing?
Possibly, yes. There are a few factors to consider though. If you have no underlying hearing loss and an ear that is fully blocked with ear wax, when it is removed you should notice an improvement in your hearing. However, if you have a partial occlusion and sound can still reach the eardrum, or if you have a hearing loss, having the wax removed may not make any difference to your hearing. If you are still having problems hearing after wax removal, we would recommend having a hearing assessment.
How often will I have to have wax removed?
This is one of those ‘how long is a piece of string?’ questions. For some people, they may only need to have wax removed once in a blue moon, and can go years between appointments. However, some people make a lot of wax very quickly and need to have it removed regularly, for some people this can be every few weeks or months.
Does having wax removed hurt?
No. Wax removal shouldn’t be painful. Before we remove your wax we will show you what it feels like on the back of your hand so you know what to expect.
How long does wax removal take?
This really depends on the amount, location and type of wax you have. We allow 45 minutes per appointment, but it may not take this long.
My relative has dementia, can you still help them?
Yes. At The Hearing Place, we don’t discriminate. Full stop. We believe everyone with hearing loss should have the chance to hear better, with no exception. If you can provide us with as much information and support required this is appreciated so we can offer your relative the best care and overall experience.
What is the difference between private and NHS hearing aids?
The NHS do a sterling job with the budgets they have, but those budgets are limited. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. NHS aids tend to be older technology with fewer features. A lot of clients will have already tried NHS aids and weren’t happy with them or didn’t like the way they looked.
When you are paying for your hearing aids, you have a choice in what they look and sound like. We only sell the latest technology to give you the best possible hearing. We also offer a much better service, our appointments never feel rushed and we take as much time as you need to make sure you are getting the best from your new hearing aids.
Listen up Yorkshire!
The Hearing Place is the one-stop-shop for your ear and hearing care. Based in York, we offer ear wax removal, hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing aid repairs and custom made ear protection.