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Hearing Care

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Hearing tests in Shanklin

The beautiful Isle of Wight has so much to offer - but are you having trouble joining in with activities because of your hearing?


Whatever the problem, a free hearing check is a great way to get to the root of the issue and allow you to live life to the fullest. So why not book in with Hazel Smith Opticians?

Conveniently positioned on Shanklin High Street, we are near to Shanklin Beach and the theatre, so whatever you are up to, you can fit a visit into your day.


We know it can take people up to eight years to address hearing loss, so our mission is to provide you with great service and help you to take care of your hearing.

Our audiologist, Nick Thomas, studied at Mary Mare Newbury under Oxford Brooks University and is also trained in wax removal. 

Book a complimentary hearing assessment

Thank you. Our Audiologist will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Wax removal in Shanklin

Did you know that a reduction in your hearing could be down to a build-up of earwax? Wax in our ears is a natural and essential thing, but too much of it can cause issues. If we notice this during your test, you can get your wax removed at Hazel Smith quickly and painlessly.

Our Audiologist


I have been in audiology for over 5 years, having studied at Mary Mare Newbury under Oxford Brooks University. After qualifying I also trained in wax removal. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting and helping clients with hearing difficulties. I find it an extremely satisfying profession, meeting clients in the comfort of their own home and helping them to improve their hearing.


Health and Personal

I was born in Hannover, Germany as my father was in the forces, and I returned to the UK when I was 25. I have three children and two amazing grandchildren that take up a great deal of my spare time. When not with them, and weather permitting, there is nothing better than rolling my Harley Davidson out of the garage and hitting the open road. Top of my bucket list is to take my Harley to America’s Yellowstone national park.

NickThomas audiologist

Nick Thomas

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Why book a free hearing test?

Booking your free hearing test is quick and easy, and coming in for a visit is simple, too! While issues with your hearing can feel worrying, we can put your mind at ease by providing you with new hearing aid batteries, as well as advice on hearing protection.


If you need support with tinnitus management, the team at Hazel Smith are here for you, or just come by and find a new invisible, rechargeable hearing aid. Ours come with a five-year warranty, as well as repair and servicing and lifetime aftercare.

And if you struggle to make it out to Shanklin, we can arrange for a handy home visit. 

Our hearing care services include:

  • Free hearing assessments

  • Earwax removal

  • Hearing devices

  • Tinnitus management

  • Live demonstrations

  • Full aftercare service

  • Repairs and servicing

  • Home visits.

Customer Reviews
Having just returned from my first "check-up” following the fitting of my new hearing aids about a month ago, I just wanted to tell you how delighted I am not only with my hearing aids but also with the overall level of service that you have given me.

- Ian Tidey -

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