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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 Donna Young has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Audiology, having graduated in 2012. Donna has worked in the public and commercial sectors, as well as for the NHS. She is trained in endoscopic and microsuction earwax removal and is an empathetic and understanding presence for every client. 

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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
Donna Young - Audiologist

Donna Young

After graduating with a 1st class Honours Degree in Audiology in 2012, Donna now has several years’ experience working in both public and commercial sectors of Audiology. She first worked as a clinical audiologist in the NHS for over 5 years across a range of fields, including adult aural assessment and rehabilitation, tinnitus management and ENT. Following her time in the NHS, her next role was as a trainer for a major hearing aid manufacturer where she was responsible for developing and delivering product and software training to private and NHS customers. Donna is also trained in endoscopic and micro-suction ear wax removal. Donna prides herself on her thorough approach to her work while at the same time having a strong sense of empathy and understanding toward her patients.

Donna is a keen violinist, having played since the age of 9, playing both classical and traditional Scottish fiddle music. In her spare time, Donna also enjoys keeping fit, music, catching up with family and friends, travel, reading and painting. 

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.

- Mrs J M Batten -