Hearing aids can truly transform your life. At our clinic, we deeply understand your unique lifestyle and sound preferences. Our approach is collaborative, working closely with you to find the perfect hearing aid.
Why Choose us for Your Hearing Aids?
At Kensington Hearing, we take pride in being an independent hearing care provider committed to matching your lifestyle to the best hearing technology. Our independence means we stock all the market-leading manufacturers: Oticon, Widex, Phonak, Signia, and GN Resound.
We’re here to lead you on a life-changing hearing journey. Our dedication goes far beyond simply giving you a product. It begins with our comprehensive 6-week hearing rehabilitation process and continues with unlimited, lifelong aftercare to ensure your hearing system always performs at its best..
Our experienced Audiologists, experts in their field, will assess your self-perceived hearing, medical history, and specific hearing challenges. Then guide you through a hearing test following strict BSA guidelines.
Considering your lifestyle and hearing loss, our Audiologist will recommend a tailored hearing system to address your unique challenges. As an independent provider, you can trust that you’ll receive the most suitable technology for your needs. We only recommend hearing aids when they would genuinely improve your hearing experience.
The fitting of a hearing aid is of paramount importance. Our meticulous process guarantees both a comfortable physical fit and a sound profile optimized for enhanced speech intelligibility.
Adapting to a hearing aid can be a cognitive challenge, but we’re here to make it a seamless journey. During the initial six weeks, we’ll have regular appointments to gradually fine-tune your hearing aid’s volume and processing speed. This personalised approach ensures that your brain acclimates to the sounds naturally and comfortably.
Your hearing abilities change over time, requiring consistent care. Our commitment includes biannual check-ups and annual recalibration, designed to ensure that your hearing experience in year five is as exceptional as it was in year one. We adopt a long-term perspective in our recommendations to guarantee that your hearing system remains effective for years to come.
We stand by our commitment to your satisfaction. If, within the initial 4 weeks, you find yourself dissatisfied with your hearing aids, we offer a money-back guarantee grounded in evidence-based assurance.
Hearing Aid Manufacturers
At Kensington Hearing, our independence means we can offer all the market-leading types of hearing aids, a choice you won’t find in most high street chains.
Independent Hearing Aid Provider in Kensington, London
At Kensington Hearing, we understand how challenging living with hearing loss can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing patients with not only market-leading hearing aids but also the aftercare that goes with them.
As an experienced audiologist, I have fitted hundreds of hearing aids over the past 5+ years and I stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in hearing technology. Our clinic offers an expert, personalised and comprehensive hearing fitting service for a wide range of digital hearing aids to suit your unique needs.
This page specifically covers the hearing aids we offer and how they can help restore your hearing clarity. With powerful new features like Bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable batteries, and noise reduction technology, today’s hearing aids are highly effective at improving hearing ability for most types of permanent hearing loss. I invite you to book a free, no-obligation consultation with me to discuss your hearing difficulties. Together we can explore the best hearing aid options to get you listening clearly again.
“I left with lots of answers to problems I had been having for a long time”
– George London
Hearing Aids – An Effective Solution for Most Types of Hearing Loss
For the vast majority of individuals with permanent hearing impairment, hearing aids offer an excellent solution to regain hearing ability. Hearing aids work by amplifying sounds to make them louder and clearer.
The basic components of a hearing aid include:
- A microphone to pick up sounds from the environment
- An amplifier to increase the volume of sounds
- A miniature speaker to deliver amplified sounds directly into the ear canal
Modern digital hearing aids use advanced computer chips to analyse and adjust sounds based on one’s specific hearing loss profile. They can be tuned via smartphone apps to customize amplification, noise reduction, and more.
Today’s hearing aids benefit people with:
- Sensorineural hearing loss – damage to hair cells in the inner ear. This is the most common type associated with ageing and noise. Hearing aids amplify sounds to compensate.
- Conductive hearing loss – obstruction in the ear canal or middle ear. Hearing aids amplify sounds past the blockage. Ear wax removal or medical treatment may also help.
- Mixed hearing loss – a combination of sensorineural and conductive loss. Hearing aids can address both components.
The latest hearing aid technology includes features like:
- Bluetooth connectivity to stream phone calls, music, and more directly from your devices
- Rechargeable battery options for convenience
- Advanced noise reduction and cancellation for hearing speech in noisy environments
- Smart sensors and AI to optimize sound automatically
I would be happy to discuss how hearing aids can help with your particular hearing difficulties. Please don’t hesitate to book a consultation.
Hearing Aid Consultation and Fitting Process at Kensington Hearing
At Kensington Hearing, we take great care to ensure our patients are fitted with the optimal hearing aids tailored to their needs through our comprehensive consultation and fitting process:
Initial Consultation – We begin with a free in-depth consultation to understand your hearing challenges and goals. We will take a full medical history and may conduct some basic hearing tests. You will also have an opportunity to trial our hearing aid technology.
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation – Next, you will come in for a full audiometric hearing test and examination of your ear canal and eardrum. This allows us to determine the precise degree and type of your hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Fitting – Based on your evaluation results, I will help select the perfect hearing aid model and technology level for your hearing loss and lifestyle needs. We take care to get the fit and settings right so you can hear comfortably.
Follow-up Adjustments – It takes time to adjust to hearing aids, so we schedule follow-up appointments to fine-tune the fit and settings until you are satisfied. We address any discomfort and work to optimize amplification and speech clarity.
Complementary Services – We also provide ear wax removal, custom earmold fittings, hearing therapy, and other complementary services alongside hearing aid fittings to maximize results.
Our goal is to provide a seamless hearing healthcare experience.
As your audiologist, I am with you each step of the way to help you succeed with hearing aids.
Please do not hesitate to book a free consultation today to get started.
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Kensington Hearing?
Choosing the right audiology clinic for your hearing aid is an important decision. At Kensington Hearing, we understand the significant impact that a hearing aid can have on your quality of life. Here are a few reasons why Kensington Hearing is the ideal choice for your hearing care needs.
Personalised CareNo two ears are the same, and we honour this uniqueness by providing personalised hearing care. We listen to your concerns, understand your lifestyle, and tailor our services to meet your specific needs.
Practical SolutionsIf a hearing loss is identified, we don’t just deliver the news; we provide practical, effective solutions. Whether you could benefit from hearing aids or require a medical referral, we guide you through the next steps, always considering your lifestyle and preferences.
We understand that life is busy. That’s why we offer flexible appointment options, including in-home testing services. We strive to make prioritising your hearing health as easy and convenient as possible.
Our commitment to patient satisfaction is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We take pride in helping our patients rediscover the sounds they love, enhancing their quality of life.
Hearing Aid Types We Offer at Kensington Hearing
At our London audiology clinic, we fit a wide range of hearing aid styles and models to suit each patient’s degree of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, and budget considerations. The main types of hearing aids we offer include:
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) – This style rests behind the ear with a clear tube directing sound into the ear canal. BTEs are suitable for all ages and hearing loss levels from mild to profound. Many have Bluetooth and rechargeable batteries.
Receiver-in-Canal/Ear (RIC/RITE) – These place the speaker inside the ear canal for a natural sound. The amplifying components stay behind the ear connected by a thin wire. RICs are very discreet but powerful.
In-the-Canal (ITC) – These models fit partly inside the ear canal for a more concealed option. ITC hearing aids are custom-molded for comfort and amplification.
In-the-Ear (ITE) – ITEs fit completely inside the outer ear. They offer the most discreet profile but can accommodate fewer features than larger models. Good for mild to severe hearing loss.
Completely-in-Canal (CIC) – The smallest style placed very deep in the ear canal. Discretion comes at the cost of reduced power and features. Best suited for milder hearing impairment.
We fit brands from leading manufacturers such as Phonak, Oticon, Signia, Widex, Starkey, and more.
Our audiologists will help you select the perfect model with the right features and settings for your needs. Custom moulding and domes are also available for added comfort and personalization.
Please don’t hesitate to inquire about the different hearing aid types we provide during your free consultation. Identifying the right device is key to achieving excellent hearing results.
Hearing Aid Costs and Payment Options
We understand that cost can be a concern when seeking hearing aids. At Kensington Hearing, our prices are competitive, and we offer flexible payment options to help make treatment affordable.
The total cost of new hearing aids typically ranges from £1000 to £2500+ for a set, depending on the technology level selected.
This covers the devices themselves as well as our professional services for evaluation, fitting, and follow-up care. More advanced hearing aid models with rechargeability, Bluetooth streaming, and premium sound quality fall at the higher end of the price spectrum.
Our goal is for you to receive the hearing technology that works best for your lifestyle and budget.
Most insurance plans cover hearing tests, but not the devices themselves. However, some do offer hearing aid benefits, so always worth checking your policy details.
Please don’t let finances deter you from booking a consultation.
Call us today to learn more about costs and payment methods.
Investing in your ability to hear clearly is life-changing.
Hearing Aid Consultation
If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of hearing loss, take the first step by booking a consultation today.
During your no-obligation appointment, we will:
- Discuss your hearing difficulties and needs in depth
- Explain different types of hearing loss and solutions
- Perform basic hearing tests if needed
- Demonstrate the latest hearing aid technology, so you can experience the benefits first-hand
- Provide transparent details on costs and payment options
- Address any questions or concerns you may have
Whether your hearing loss is mild or severe, there is likely an excellent hearing aid option that can restore your hearing function and improve your quality of life. Take advantage of my years of experience fitting hearing aids by calling 020 7459 4306 or using our online booking form to schedule your free session today.
Now is the time to address your hearing challenges head-on. You deserve to hear clearly and engage fully with life’s conversations and experiences again.
I look forward to helping you on your journey to better hearing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kensington Hearing is your trusted audiology clinic in London. We understand that hearing and balance disorders can significantly impact your quality of life, and we’re here to help. Here are some common questions we receive from our patients and visitors:
What types of hearing aids do you offer at Kensington Hearing?
At Kensington Hearing, we offer a wide range of hearing aids from leading manufacturers. We understand that everyone’s hearing needs and lifestyle preferences are unique, so we work closely with you to find the right device. Whether you’re seeking a discreet, in-ear hearing aid, or a more powerful behind-the-ear device, we’re here to guide you to the perfect solution.
What is the process of getting a hearing aid at Kensington Hearing?
Our process begins with an in-depth consultation to understand your hearing loss needs and lifestyle. This helps us recommend the best hearing aid system tailored to you. After the fitting, we walk with you through a six-week rehabilitation program, ensuring you adjust to your new hearing aids and maximize their effectiveness.
What aftercare services do you offer for hearing aids?
At Kensington Hearing, we believe that true hearing care extends far beyond the moment you step out of our clinic with your new hearing aids. Our commitment to you is lifelong, offering an unmatched level of aftercare that ensures your hearing aids are always fine-tuned to your evolving needs. Our comprehensive aftercare services include regular check-ups, annual recalibration, and unwavering support.
What are the benefits of wearing a hearing aid?
Hearing aids do more than just help you hear—they can profoundly improve your quality of life. They can improve communication, enhance cognitive function, increase safety, and boost confidence. By providing your brain with better sound input, hearing aids can help keep your mind sharp.
What is the difference between being deaf and hard of hearing?
Deafness typically refers to a significant or total loss of hearing, often to the point where spoken communication without visual aids is challenging. Hard of hearing, on the other hand, is a term used to describe a degree of hearing loss where an individual may still be able to understand some speech sounds with or without a hearing aid.
What is a cochlear implant and how does it help with deafness?
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sound, cochlear implants bypass the damaged part of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
What is tinnitus and how is it related to hearing loss?
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It’s often associated with hearing loss and can be a symptom of an underlying condition like age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a disorder of the circulatory system.
What is an audiogram and what does it show?
An audiogram is a graph that shows the results of a hearing test. It displays the softest sounds a person can hear at different frequencies or pitches. Both the degree and the type of hearing loss can be determined through an audiogram.
What is the role of an otolaryngologist in hearing care?
An otolaryngologist, also known as an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, is a doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck, including hearing loss.
What is a decibel and how does it relate to hearing?
A decibel (dB) is a unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. In terms of hearing, people with normal hearing can hear sounds down to about 0 dB, which is the level of the softest sound that can be heard by the human ear. The louder the sound, the higher the decibel level.
What is the difference between frequency and pitch in terms of hearing?
Frequency refers to the number of sound wave cycles per second, measured in Hertz (Hz), and it determines the pitch of the sound. Higher frequencies are perceived as higher pitches.
What types of hearing aids are available at Kensington Hearing?
At Kensington Hearing, we offer a wide range of hearing aids from leading manufacturers like Phonak, Widex, Signia, and Unitron. We have various models and styles to suit different levels of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, and budgets.
How can I book a hearing test at Kensington Hearing?
You can book a hearing test by calling our clinic at 020 7459 4306, emailing us at email@example.com, or through our online booking portal on our website.
Where is Kensington Hearing located?
Kensington Hearing is conveniently located at 5A Lucerne Mews, Notting Hill, London, W8 4ED. We are just a short walk away from Notting Hill Gate station.
What aftercare services do you offer for hearing aids at Kensington Hearing?
At Kensington Hearing, we offer comprehensive aftercare services for our hearing aids, including regular check-ups, annual recalibration, and unwavering support to ensure your hearing aids are always fine-tuned to your evolving needs.
What brands of hearing aids do you offer at Kensington Hearing?
At Kensington Hearing, we offer a wide range of hearing aids from leading manufacturers. This includes brands like Phonak, Widex, Signia, and Unitron. Our goal is to provide a variety of options to cater to the unique needs and preferences of each individual.
What is the process of getting a hearing aid at Kensington Hearing?
The process begins with an in-depth consultation to understand your hearing loss needs and lifestyle. This helps us recommend the best hearing aid system tailored to you. After the fitting, we walk with you through a six-week rehabilitation program, ensuring you adjust to your new hearing aids and maximize their effectiveness.
What aftercare services do you offer for hearing aids at Kensington Hearing?
Our commitment to you extends beyond the moment you step out of our clinic with your new hearing aids. We offer a lifetime of system aftercare service, ensuring your hearing system always performs at its best. This includes regular 6-month check-ups and annual recalibration.
What is tinnitus and how can hearing aids help?
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It’s often associated with hearing loss and can be a symptom of an underlying condition. Certain hearing aids are equipped with tinnitus masking features that can provide relief from these symptoms.
What is the difference between different models of hearing aids?
Hearing aids come in various models and styles, each with its own set of features and benefits. Some are designed to be virtually invisible when worn, while others are more powerful and offer more features. The best model for you depends on your level of hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
What is the cost of hearing aids at Kensington Hearing?
The cost of hearing aids can vary depending on the model and features you choose. At Kensington Hearing, we offer a range of options to suit different budgets. We recommend booking a consultation with us to discuss your needs and explore the best solutions for you.
How can I book an appointment for a hearing aid consultation at Kensington Hearing?
You can book an appointment by visiting our online booking portal, calling our clinic at 020 7459 4306, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Kensington Hearing, we are dedicated to understanding and enhancing your hearing health. If you have any further questions or would like to book a hearing aid consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.