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Hearing Testing, Hearing Aids and Private Audiologist, Kent

Do voices sound muffled?

Do you struggle to hear clearly when there is background noise?

Are your ears blocked with wax?

Are you concerned about your child’s hearing?

 

Kent Hearing Services

Kent Hearing is here to help improve your hearing and communication in all your listening environments, providing you with expert advice, personalised care and the most suitable hearing technologies for your individual communication needs.

Earwax Removal

Hearing Tests & Diagnostic Services

Hearing Aids

Children’s Hearing

Custom Devices

Tinnitus

About Kent Hearing

Dr Priya Carling (AuD, RHAD) and her team can help improve your hearing and communication at work, at home, at school and with family and friends.

We offer an expert and highly respected local clinical service for all your hearing needs, based at Churchill Square, Kings Hill, Kent.

We also run regular weekly clinics at The Pantiles Eye Centre and Hearing Care, Tunbridge Wells.

Our services include earwax removal (microsuction), free hearing checks, comprehensive hearing testing, hearing aids, custom swim and noise plugs, tinnitus management and paediatric services. We also provide extensive audiology consultancy and bespoke training, education and research services.

To contact us please call: 01732 525912  or email info@kenthearing.com

“Just a note to say a heartfelt thank you for your most sensitive and wise dealing with both our hearing problems.  It was a happy day when we were directed to consult you.” Diana

Why choose Dr Priya Carling,
AuD, RHAD. Director and Consultant Audiologist

“My personal philosophy is to give you the best hearing healthcare experience possible. In this fast- paced technological era I take the time to do things thoroughly and properly, using British Society of Audiology protocols and evidence-based practise.

Although the beeps and whistles widely used in hearing testing is an evaluation method, your hearing is actually far more complex. I use specialised tests and assessments to get a complete and detailed picture of your hearing profile, for example testing your responses to speech in background noise. I will then develop a personal treatment plan tailored to your individual hearing and communication needs. This will take into account your hearing level, lifestyle and personal preferences, including providing a range of cosmetically appealing hearing aids as required. I may also recommend targeted auditory training to help to improve listening skills, cognition & working memory”.

“Improving your hearing is often a journey requiring guidance over time, rather than a quick-fix, one visit solution.”

 

 

What our patients say
google
12th June 2024

Brilliant service, always friendly and helpful, resolving the issue every time. I can't recommend highly enough.

google
10th June 2024

Amazed with how quick the appointment went, very pleased with the results, was very thorough when cleaning my ears, would definitely recommend to a friend if needed. Thank you!!

google
4th May 2024

Dr Priya Carling. Is a caring, thoughtful, kind person. I was suffering with a bad earache. Because of wax buildup in my ear. When I called Kent hearing, she squeezed me into her appointments. The next day my ear was so impacted that Dr Priya could not finish it in one day. She then booked me in for another appointment on that second appointment. She was successful in removing all of the impacted wax skin and hair that had built up. She came into work and done this for me on her day off. She is one in a million. Like I said at the beginning of this review, she is a very caring, thoughtful kind person. If there is anyone suffering with anything to do with their ears I would advise you to go see Dr Priya Thank you very much again for all that you’ve done. I’m now out of pain and can’t sleep again. Thank you

google
25th April 2024

An extremely welcoming, friendly, and very professional approach - Visited with my young daughter and she was made to feel at ease, and in very safe hands. Priya is a true expert in her field, and I highly recommend. A visit yesterday gave a diagnosis, and helpful advice and support moving forward, giving the direction and information that was needed. Thank you.

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19th April 2024

I have nothing but praise for Dr Carling! We visited early April for my Son to have microsuctiom on his ears. To say the least, he was extremely nervous and we had lots of tears, but with Dr Carling's patience and her kind manner, he had his ears cleaned and even said he enjoyed it in the end! Thank you Dr Carling.

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17th April 2024

Went to Kent hearing service with a very blocked ear, microsuction was quick and painless.

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4th April 2024

I called Kent Hearing (West Malling) at 9.00 this morning to try to get an appointment for my son who was suffering from earache and hearing loss in one ear. Despite there being no appointments available the lady audiologist (sorry but I don't know her name) was very sympathetic and said we could drop by at about 10 and she would try to see him in between appointments. I was so impressed as the lady audiologist did just that, carefully removing years of earwax from my son's ears and leaving him pain free and able to hear. I am so grateful that she could fit him in at such short notice and would thoroughly recommend Kent Hearing. We were able to park really easily at Kings Hill which made the visit trouble free. Thank you so much Kent Hearing!

google
3rd April 2024

Called for an appointment as had blocked ears for 2 weeks after a nasty cold - was seen same day and given a thorough exam and diagnosis with a not for my GP/ Pharmacist - excellent service from a lovely doctor - thank you so much

google
8th March 2024

I had the pleasure of having Dr Priya Carling assess the problems I was experiencing and she was immediately able to identify the cause of my problem (being dental rather than audio). Big thanks to Dr Priya

google
7th March 2024

Delighted to have found Kent Hearing Services, very professional. Instant relief for a blocked ear, would not hesitate to return for any hearing issues.

google
6th March 2024

Priya Carling provides the most professional, and expert service. I have been a patient of hers for many years now, and never been disappointed. Thank you Priya, keep up the good work.

google
6th March 2024

I visited the clinic recently after having tried somewhere else before with not much luck and I was relieved of my earwax in what seemed like minutes. I can't thank you enough for helping me out at such short notice, very professional service and the doctor was so nice and explained everything she was about to do. 5 stars ⭐️

google
5th March 2024

Great service and I was able to get a cancellation appointment very quickly. Microsuction is a much safer way to keep your ears and hearing healthy than other methods, even if you can get them done through your GP. The microsuction treatment could be seen as expensive but it's worth every penny! I've come to Kent Hearing several times over the last few years and have had a great experience every time.

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23rd February 2024

Having struggled with hearing problems for several months, thankfully Dr Priya Carling explained my ears were extremely blocked with wax. She managed to quickly and fully clear the problem without any discomfort. I cannot thank Dr Carling enough at Kent Hearing.

google
10th December 2023

From phoning up to make the appointment to my son having the microsuction treatment Kent Hearing were fantastic. We got an appointment straight away, the doctor was very polite friendly putting my 12 year old son at ease and explained everything thoroughly even an after care system to help the glue ear he had in his right ear. This team are outstanding and I’ll definitely be using them again !

google
29th November 2023

I didn't know what to expect when booking this appointment but I saw Dr Priya Carling who is so professional and someone that knows her field extremely well. I went along as my Doctors said I have completely blocked ears from ear wax but an appointment with the NHS was going to be weeks. On this same day I went to the Kent Hearing Services who did Micro Suction on my ears and instantly I can hear again. Without a doubt, if you are needing your ears looking at then look no further. Thank you. Paul

google
9th November 2023

Really impressed; was contacted within an hour of submitting an enquiry and Dr Carling saw me the same day and sorted the problem. She was friendly and completely put me at ease.

google
19th October 2023

Took my client there. Fantastic service. Highly recommended.

google
5th October 2023

Outstanding service. Everything was explained clearly and the process of clearing my blocked ears was swift and effective. Cannot rate the service highly enough and have no hesitation in recommending Kent Hearing ti anyone who is experiencing hearing difficulties with was build up

google
3rd October 2023

Unbelievable service, thank you so much Priya, just bypass the GP and go straight to this clinic, kind, caring & professional consultant, all high tech pain free equipment in a state of the art room, very reasonably priced as well, many thanks.

google
15th September 2023

I can’t speak highly enough of Kent hearing, Priya and her team are absolutely amazing. My whole family go to Priya.. my nan for her hearing aids, my dad for issues with fluid on his ear and myself for numerous problems I’ve had with my ears. Her reassurance, kind and caring manner and expert knowledge could not be matched anywhere else. Thank you xx

google
12th September 2023

I had a great and friendly experience with Kent Hearing - from booking to the appointment. It was very quick and professional. Would recommend!

google
22nd August 2023

Was fitted in for the same day after suffering an ear blockage for a couple of weeks, Doctor was so lovely and reassuring and sorted my hearing out straightaway, can’t thank her enough. Outstanding sevice

google
22nd August 2023

Great experience; friendly and professional service

google
16th August 2023

Brilliant service. Dr Carling was very friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend.

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20th July 2023

Dr Carling is wonderful. I called her clinic numerous times, messed my appointments up and she still accomodated my reqests, even seeing me earlier for a micro-suction ear cleaning. The appointment itself was quick, painless and very reassuring as it was my first microsuction procedure. Dr Carling explained why I have regular build up of wax and gave me instructions to try and mitigate the situation. Should the need arise, I will happily see her again.

google
17th July 2023

Very helpful, very easy and got my blocked ear sorted straight away, doctor was very kind and friendly too.

google
17th July 2023

Great experience from Dr Carling this afternoon. Bypassed the local GP, as the wait for an appointment is way more painful that my ear issue. Lovely bedside manner, super professional and what a breath of fresh air from a medical consultant. Sorted my ear issues in a flash with super high tech equipment. Absolutely would recommend, thank you.

google
7th July 2023

We have found it very hard in Ireland to get my 11yr old sons ears unblocked, so on holidays in Kent, we were welcomed into Kent Hearing and she instantly had my nervous child feeling at ease. She was so friendly, gentle and fantastic at explaining what she would be doing and why. She removed what can only be described as dark wax pebbles that had been built up over years. He felt instant relief in pressure and could hear clearer. We may go back for custom swimming plugs and definitely will return in the next 6-12months for a check up . Wish she was in Ireland!!!!!! Thank you so much.

google
24th June 2023

This is a very good place for all your hearing needs. The doctor was extremely nice and professional and her rooms where state of the art. My wax removal was 100% successful with the micro suction. I would highly recommended their services. Steve on holiday from Sydney Australia.

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28th May 2023

Absolutely Amazing. My Partner was wrongly diagnosed by her GP. A visit to Kent hearing and a fantastic consultation got us to the correct treatment. My partner had been suffering for weeks and was so reassured by Priya.and the advice given. Thank you Rob

google
5th May 2023

My husband is delighted with the vast improvement in his tinnitus after being fitted with hearing aids. Priya has been helpful and supportive throughout.

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25th April 2023

I have seen Priya now for about 4 years and she’s always fantastic and professional. Always feel in very safe hands. Will be seeing again!

google
24th April 2023

As always excellent service, fast and pain free, my ears feel beautifully clear once more. Would definitely recommend.

google
5th April 2023

I started to lose my hearing following chemo therapy treatment and was recommend to visit Dr Carling. Dr Carling diagnosed a major hearing loss. I had not been fully aware of how bad it was. She reassured me about my condition and has recommended hearing aids which have brought my hearing back to pre-chemo therapy levels. I am very grateful for her expertise, patience and her ability to explain my condition and the reasons for it. Also for her kind and caring nature. I would highly recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Thank you

google
4th April 2023

Visited Dr Priya while on holiday in the UK with a blocked ear. She was able to treat and clear my ear very quickly and without any further pain. I highly recommend😃

google
4th April 2023

My Dad has had a problem with wax and skin build up in his ears for some time, which was affecting his ability to hear and having a very negative effect on his life. He went to a few places for wax removal and each time it was a painful experience and didn’t seem to help. He had nearly given up, until we found Priya! She is so gentle (he has never felt a thing!) and you can tell that she really cares about the individual and the outcome! He can hear again…….and all the infections are clearing up thanks to Priya’s care and advice! I can’t recommend Priya and Kent Hearing enough! The fact that we come out from East Sussex speaks volumes when there are plenty of places near us!

google
4th April 2023

Went in deaf in one ear came out being able to hear everything. Super friendly, super quick, very effective.

google
3rd March 2023

Very professional and thorough hearing test. Would highly recommend. Felt very at ease at all times with procedures. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

google
28th February 2023

Such an excellent service! Dr Priya Carling is warm, friendly, dedicated, precise and, above all, wonderful at her job. She has helped me out enormously many times and (strangely) it is always a pleasure to see her for an appointment.

google
15th February 2023

Always very efficient profession and friendly service from Kent Hearing Highly recommended

google
3rd December 2022

I can’t thank Priya enough for the above and beyond care my Husband and I have received. My previous experience elsewhere felt very rushed and left me with so many questions. I finally feel I am in safe, professional hands and would now only trust Kent Hearing with something this important to me. I have recommended you to all my family and friends! Thanks again x

google
1st December 2022

Went in for an ear wax clean out and it was a lovely experience, the staff is very friendly and take care of you. They done what a GP couldn't do and I'm very thankful for it. Would highly recommend.

google
21st November 2022

So pleased with my visits to Kent Hearing. A really thorough hearing test and everything so clearly explained. My new hearing aids have made such a difference to my everyday life and especially on the phone. I feel in really good hands here. Would highly recommend.

google
15th November 2022

I took my 3 month old daughter to see Dr Carling when I realised that she appeared not to be responding to sounds and voices. Dr Carling quickly identified the cause of the problem which led to a simple and speedy resolution. She was highly professional and knoweldgeable and I felt reassured by her and her team.

google
13th November 2022

My husband had been to see several doctors with a chronic external ear infection with no resolution. Thankfully, Dr Carling was able to help. She was professional, caring and thorough. We highly recommend her for anyone needing an audiologist.

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11th November 2022

I came to see Dr Carling regarding my Son who was 2 years old. She was able firstly allay my fears and was so wonderful when it came to treating him. Reliable, professional but most of all caring. Would highly recommend.

google
17th October 2022

Dr Carling has been handling hearing issues for my wife, son and mother over the past year. She is a highly skilled and caring professional, fully understanding the needs and concerns of all patients she sees, old and young. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kent Hearing to anyone with hearing concerns.

google
9th August 2022

after a month with limited hearing and being told by my GP that there were no outward signs that anything was wrong, I visited Kent Hearing, and Priya diagnosed wax blockage, Brilliant thank you. lovely to have my hearing back

google
28th April 2022

We began visiting Dr Carling following lockdown when the paediatric nhs service was not sufficient to support my son. My teenager became very conscious of his hearing loss and didn’t want to wear his hearing aids, Dr Carling was fantastic with my son reassuring him and making him feel far more confident. She gave him other more up to date in the ear hearing aid options which were an option not open to us under the NHS. The testing was also more thorough giving him a superior hearing experience overall much better clarity he noticed the difference straight away. It is also wonderful to receive such a personal service and the clinic always try and accommodate you as quickly as possible for maintenance and ear wax removal etc. I would recommend Dr Carling everyday of the week, she has changed my sons life!

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