NHS or Private? Deciding How to Get Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can make a big difference in the quality of life for people who have difficulties with their hearing. Deciding to get a hearing aid free from the NHS or pay to for them from a Private hearing care provider can be a difficult decision. The information below explains the difference options available between…

Why You Should Choose The Lyric For Your Hearing Loss Solution

With the advances in modern technology and the miniaturisation of most things we use in the world, we are so pleased that the boffins at Phonak have delivered a tiny miracle capable of addressing the needs of most people with a mild to moderate hearing loss. In fact, we are baffled as to why anyone…

Glossary Of The Tests That May Be Required To Determine Hearing Level

Please view our glossary of possible hearing tests that may be used to asess your level of hearing. These include: Pure tone Speech tests Tympanometry Video-otoscopy Test: Pure tone What is pure tone audiometry? Pure tone audiometry is a behavioural hearing test that is designed to measure the severity and balance (unilateral or bilateral) of…

Horsham Open Morning

On a beautiful sunny morning in May we opened our doors at our Horsham branch to our existing clients and members of our local community. Visitors were treated to tea and biscuits as well as a tour of our facilities. One visitor commented “I never knew what when on behind that door!” Clients were able…

Spring Coffee Morning

We are delighted to invite you to a Spring Coffee Morning at our Horsham branch, 20-22 Bishopric Horsham on Wednesday 15th May 2019, 10.30 – 12.00. You will be able to meet fellow community members and share experiences in living with hearing loss, tinnitus and effective communication tactics. Our resident audiologists will be on hand…

How hearing aids can help Tinnitus

While many people experience tinnitus, or a ‘ringing in the ears’ on an occasional basis, for some people, this condition is an ongoing, life affecting event. Here, we examine what tinnitus is, its causes, and the treatments that are available for sufferers. What is tinnitus? The medical term tinnitus refers to an awareness of sound…

How to clean your ears

For many people, earwax causes no issues but, for some people, earwax build-up can be a real problem. It can become so severe that it can even affect their hearing. Many people are tempted to use cotton buds to clear out problem ear wax, but this may not be the safest solution. Using a cotton…

How do hearing aids work?

A hearing aid is more than just an amplifier of sound. It’s a complicated and sophisticated communication device which can, quite literally, change people’s lives. While the benefits of hearing aids are widely recognised, the workings of them may be something of a mystery. What does a hearing aid do? In the most basic terms…

How To Clean Your Phonak Hearing Aid?

As with anything, regular maintenance will keep your Phonak hearing aid in good working order. Hearing aids operate in an environment that is far from ideal, as they are subjected to earwax and moisture on daily basis. And while they’re a fairly robust devices, careful cleaning will ensure their ongoing optimum functionality. Protect your aid…

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Ear Microsuction?

Ear wax can be a real problem for some people. For most people, ear wax simply falls out by itself but, in some cases, it fails to do so. When this happens, it can build up and can start to impair hearing, or cause tinnitus (a ringing in the ears). There are simple remedies that…

What our clients say

Two members of my family have just received excellent advice and treatment at the Chichester Centre.

My husband for ear plugs advice and my 12 year old son, who has been suffering with excessive ear wax building up for the past year or so and being told by GP that can do nothing except keep putting drops in.

Within 15 minutes he had his ears safely unblocked, using micro suction and washing, something the GP said was not available. My son is like a different child and can actually hear again.

Thank You!

Mr J Llewellyn – Chichester patient