Hearing

Hearing Care in Leighton Buzzard

Kings Opticians are thrilled to be working alongside The Hearing Care Partnership in order to provide hearing services to our patients within Leighton Buzzard. Our fully qualified audiologist will be offering a range of hearing services including FREE hearing tests, hearing aids, ear wax removal, tinnitus consultations and hearing protection.

Free Hearing Tests

All hearing tests are completely free of charge with The Hearing Care Partnership, delivered by our caring and professional audiologist. Whether you are after a quick hearing check-up, or a more comprehensive assessment of your hearing, we can tailor hearing tests to suit you. Utilising the latest technology, our expert audiologist will conduct several diagnostic tests, allowing them to build a complete picture of your hearing, and help you understand more about your hearing health.

Ear Wax Removal

The Hearing Care Partnership’s fully qualified audiologists are trained to try to remove ear wax and simply and safely using one of three methods. Which method is best for you will depend upon the level of wax build-up and pre-existing ear conditions you may have. Your audiologist will explain everything in detail before using any removal method.

During your appointment our audiologist will also perform a free quick hearing test to assess your hearing and hearing health.

Tinnitus Consultations

Tinnitus, hearing a buzzing or ringing sound with no external source, can be an extremely frustrating condition, and it affects 10% of the UK population. The Hearing Care Partnership provides free tinnitus consultations to help you manage the condition, even if you experience symptoms persistently. Your tailored tinnitus management plan will make it easier for you to deal with the condition and live your life to the full.

Hearing Protection

As well as general use ear plugs, The Hearing Care Partnership can provide custom-made ear plugs and in-ear monitors for more specialist use. We offer bespoke hearing protection including musician ear plugs that lower the volume without compromising sound clarity, ear plugs for motor sport that have a low profile to fit comfortably under a helmet, ear plugs for shooting, ear plugs for swimming and even ear plugs for sleeping.

What Customers Say

The process was good a very good examination and a full examination of the outcome. all done in a very professional manner. the detailed follow-up by email prompt and a further full disclosure for my consideration. thank you

Roger Cooper

A very good service, charlotte displayed lots of patience with this elderly gent, which is refreshing in this day and age! All in all the end result is top-notch.

Bryan Wallis

Very well! I can't believe the difference my new hearing aids have made. I have nothing but praise for all the help and advice Matt has given me.

Daphne Rogers

Did very well. She was very kind and understanding. Listened to what I had to say. Explained everything that she was doing. I am very pleased that I used you.

Sheila Freeman

Frequently Asked Questions

Doesn't hearing loss only affect older people?

The biggest myth of all. Hearing loss can begin at any age. 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK, that's around one in six of us. More than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 71% of people over the age of 70. Regardless of how old you are, if you work in a noisy place, listen to loud music (especially through headphones) or regularly go to nightclubs or concerts, you run the risk of harming your hearing. 

Would I know if I have a hearing loss?

Actually, you may be the last one to notice. Hearing loss mostly occurs over many years, so it’s easy to adjust to poor hearing by lip reading in noisy situations or turning up the volume on your TV. It means friends or family members may be first to spot your hearing problems. The earlier you get help for hearing loss, the better chance there is for effective treatment, so you need to be aware of the signs of hearing loss.

What are the signs of hearing loss?

Some of the key signs of hearing loss include:

It sounds as though people are mumbling when they speak
You frequently have to ask people to repeat themselves
You have to concentrate more while listening in conversations
You’re listening to the TV at a volume that’s uncomfortable for others
How do I talk to someone about their hearing?

Talking to someone about hearing loss can be a tricky and sensitive subject. It is common for people to dismiss your concerns and deny there is an issue with their hearing for some time. Try to plan the conversation and what you want to say, be compassionate and emphasise the positive outcomes.

How often should I get my hearing tested?

Our hearing changes over time. So it’s important to have it checked every two years, especially if: you’re asking others to repeat themselves more often; or you’re avoiding social situations where hearing can be an issue.

Want to book your Appointment online?

You don't need to speak to anyone. You can use our online booking portal and arrange your appointment directly into our diary. If you get stuck you can call us for support.