What We Do at Hear & Now

We are an independent family run Hearing Care Centre located in Ripon, North Yorkshire. We specialise only in hearing health, this includes – hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus, ear wax removal and ear protection. Our mission is give our patients a new and happier restart in life by helping them to rehear the most beautiful sounds in the world: the laughter of their grandchildren; the whisper of their most affectionate one and of course, the lively conversations with their families and friends.

Below are just some of the things we do at Hear & Now. Click on any of the options for more information.

The first step in understanding your hearing is to conduct a comprehensive hearing assessment. This will test how well you recognise sounds across different frequencies and intensities. The purpose of assessment is to capture all the information required to accurately diagnose and treat hearing loss. Hearing assessment normally takes between 60 to 90 minutes.

Towards the end of your assessment your audiologist will explain your results in a non-technical, jargon-free way, that will give you a full understanding of your hearing health. Your audiologist may offer advice on how your hearing capabilities could be improved if appropriate.

Evaluating and measuring tinnitus can often prove complex and challenging. However, our specialist knowledge in this field of audiology ensures that we collect all the information required to not only help us fully understand the unique qualities of your tinnitus perception but also select the most appropriate therapy option that will provide you with effective and sustainable relief from your tinnitus. Tinnitus assessment normally takes between 60 to 90 minutes.

Towards the end of your assessment, Your audiologist will then explain your results in a non-technical, jargon-free way, that will give you a full understanding of your tinnitus. Your audiologist may offer treatments or therapies to treat your tinnitus if appropriate.

We offer a range of custom-made hearing protection products at all levels to ensure that your hearing is protected in situations where excessive noise may be problematic or potentially damage your hearing. We provide hearing protection for shooting and ear protection for musicians. Whether you’re taking part or spectating at sporting events, playing in an orchestra or attending a concert we can help.

Unlike ‘off-the-shelf’ products, custom moulds are made specifically to fit your ears, ensuring superb comfort and performance. The moulds provide a specific level of ‘attenuation’ or sound reduction, depending on the intended use. They are constructed in such a way that sound is not simply ‘blocked’, but rather ‘filtered’. Depending on the intended use differing levels of noise protection can be provided.

We are delighted to work with our General Practitioner and ENT colleagues, who regularly refer patients to us. We will write to your GP to highlight any medical concerns related to the health of your ears and hearing when required after your initial assessment with us. You can be confident that you are truly in the best possible hands when it comes to your hearing healthcare.

We also partner with other health professionals when they have a specific interest in the treatment and management of patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis, or hearing loss.

We have extensive experience in the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of patients with complex otological conditions referred via legal practitioners and rehabilitation intermediaries for hearing tests.

We offer a range of end-to-end treatment pathways that are both beneficial to the patient suffering from hearing loss and or tinnitus and cost effective for our medico-legal partners.

We provide a full reporting facility as a standard component of the service. We also offer a counselling and psychological support service delivered by one of our fully-qualified practice partners.

If you have any queries at all about our services or would like to arrange an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01765 278 744 or fill in the contact form on this page.

Our Services

Hearing Assessments

A hearing assessment will test how well you recognise sounds across different frequencies & intensities.

Tinnitus Management

We are specialists in tinnitus and can help you select the most appropriate therapy option for effective relief.

Ear Wax Removal

Ear irrigation is a water-based ear cleansing method that is used to remove a build up of earwax.

Hearing Aids

Today, more than ever, the best solution for many individuals with hearing loss is hearing aids. Like all high-tech devices, hearing aids have improved significantly over the past serval years in both performance and appearance. Today’s hearing aids sound better, fit more comfortably and perform more reliably than even before.



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Our Promise

Hear & Now aims to exceed your expectations in everything we do. As an independent, family-run hearing care business, our aim is to provide a personalised, one-to-one customer service experience that isn’t available elsewhere on the high street.

Why Choose Us?

Exemplary service. A very clear and detailed explanation of the options for new hearing aids. Much time was spent in equipping me with what was most appropriate for me. Nothing is too much trouble – great care and attention paid at every stage.
Peter Burton
I recently attended Hear and Now, Ripon for microsuction treatment. What an excellent service on every level. Professional, courteous and thorough.. I have no hesitation in recommending them and I will certainly be using them again in the future.
E Scott

Took my 99 year old mum for ear wax removal. We had a fantastic experience with all the lovely staff who definitely know their stuff! She left with much better hearing and a massive smile. She got straight back into her talking books once she returned home. Thank you so much.

Joanna Mortimer

I would like to thank everyone at ‘Hear & Now’ for the outstanding level of service provided to my husband. Every query was dealt with efficiently, patiently and in a professional manner. Their level of customer care is excellent and we would highly recommend them to others seeking assistance with hearing loss.

M. Simpson