About Leek Hearing Centre

Leek Hearing Centre opened in September 2021 and was the second centre to be opened by Clare and Brad after Bollington Hearing Centre in January 2021. Leek Hearing Centre is part of The Hearing Centres group of clinics which also include Buxton Hearing Centre, Biddulph Hearing Centre & Cheadle Hearing Centre. In 2023 Clare and Brad merged with Silk Hearing and Positive Hearing owned by Rory Kewney, and these collective businesses have gone from strength to strength since.

Placing an emphasis on customer care, we offer a holistic approach to prescribing hearing aids which includes delving into people’s lifestyles before making any hearing aid recommendations.

We also use the latest technology for ear wax removal making the experience a comfortable one.

Our team (and centres) have grown so although we have a team of staff, you will always be seen by either Clare, Brad, Rory, Harry, Olivia, Lisa, Martha, Martyn or Sarah in our Leek Centre and be welcomed by Lisa, Claire or Miriam.

Director / Owners

Clare Kewney

HAD, FdSc, FSHAA, Clinical Audiologist

Clare Kewney - HAD, FdSc, FSHAA, Clinical Audiologist

Clare followed in her father’s footsteps and qualified as an Audiologist in 1997. She is a registered Health and Care Professional (HCPC), a Fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), and a member of the National Community Hearing Association (NCHA).

Having gained many years’ experience working in the NHS and after that, in the private sector, Clare has a wealth of knowledge. In addition, she is fully trained in all the earwax removal methods, (micro suction, irrigation, and instrumentation). She is also an expert in hearing technology and a Tinnitus Advisor. Additionally, Clare lectures on behalf of Mary Hare School for the Deaf and UK Audiology Ltd.

Clare was recently awarded ‘Business Person of the Year’ at the North Cheshire Business Awards.

Bradley Snelling

HCA, Clinical Ear Care Specialist

Bradley Snelling - HCA, Clinical Ear Care Specialist

Brad came to audiology quite late in life having spent twenty-five years working in performing arts. He was head of year at a performing arts college, spent eleven years owning several Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools.

Brad also created the UK’s first 80’s music festival and managed 80s pop band Kajagoogoo and lead singer Limahl.

He retrained as an HCA and clinical ear care specialist in 2018 and working alongside Clare running Veterans Hearing Support.

This is their second venture together.

Rory Kewney

HAD, FSHAA, PGCert(HE), FHEA, Clinical Audiologist

Rory Kewney - HAD, FSHAA, PGCert(HE), FHEA, Clinical Audiologist

Rory Kewney is a qualified, registered audiologist with over twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of hearing care. Rory is passionate about using his skills, knowledge, and expertise to help local patients comfortably and quickly recover from pain, discomfort and balance problems caused by ear wax blockages.

Prior to joining The Hearing Centres, Rory owned Silk Hearing and Positive Hearing. They have both become part of the Hearing Centres group of clinics. Rory was also an audiology lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and the Clinical Director of a national healthcare company.

He believes in providing affordable, exceptional quality hearing care services that help the local community.

Rory continues to teach at Mary Hare School for the Deaf and until recently served on the BSHAA council (the professional body) for 3 terms.

He has also been on several Charity missions fitting hearing aids to those people in countries who cannot access hearing care.

Why choose Leek Hearing Centre?

  • Over 40 years of experience helping people with their hearing.
  • Trusted referral partner for local medical centres and pharmacies.
  • The very latest in a wide range of up-to-date hearing solutions and systems.
  • Holistic approach includes wax removal and tinnitus help.
  • Cutting-edge diagnostic methods and facilities, this includes a dedicated ear treatment room.
  • Fully independent, well established and community-minded.

At Leek Hearing Centre, we aim to deliver the very highest standards of service, care, and expertise to our patients. Primarily we love to solve your hearing problems and to see your quality of life transformed. Most importantly we will give you all the time you need. Above all we will listen to your concerns, explore treatment options, and support you through every step of your hearing recovery.

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