Hello, my name is Paul Minikin. I am the handsome chap on the right, the owner of HAB Hearing and a practising hearing aid audiologist. With my dedicated team of 20 we run a very busy company active in a number of key hearing related areas.
Our core business over the last fifteen years or so (including under our previous trading name of Digital Hearing Care) has been helping the hard of hearing in the Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester area to hear better and to improve lives. I see clients mainly at our office in Silsden, near Keighley, West Yorkshire, as well as overseeing other areas of the business.
Shaun to the right undertakes a lot of the back office functions to make sure our very busy office runs smoothly at all times. He is particularly involved in the Phonak Roger product range we specialise in.
Shaun has a background in credit control and financial management, and is involved in the various aspects of business development. If you phone the office you will often speak to Shaun, particularly on matters of general administration and technical support.
Working alongside Shaun is Emma, our longest serving employee who has been with the company from its very early days, in fact being the first person employed by the company many moons ago!
Emma can turn her hand to most areas of the business and is particularly heavily involved in the fulfilment of orders shipped around the UK and worldwide. Emma also deals with a lot of the technical queries that arise in the course of the day.
A substantial and rapidly expanding separate division of our company is dedicated to radio aids (and in particular Phonak Roger systems) which are designed as an addition to enhance the performance of hearing aids. We have a comprehensive website to deliver this type of solution at FM Hearing Systems.
This type of product is personally close to my heart, radio aid technology is not as widely supplied in the UK as we believe it should be, and it’s our mission to spread the word about ‘The Best Kept Secret in Audiology’.
Along with Gill (our Training Manager above) and our trusty band of trainers UK wide (we have 12 trainers based strategically around the UK so can cover virtually any UK mainland postcode), we actively supplying radio aid technology to people in the workplace, in education and those who lead busy lives and want more performance than perhaps hearing aids alone can provide. Our training team!
Helen is our lead hearing aid audiologist and offers a home visit hearing service (offering home hearing tests, advice, hearing aid fittings and aftercare services) for the needs of clients new and old mainly in the West and North Yorkshire area, as well as at our consulting rooms in Silsden.
Helen has a vast amount of experience in the hearing aid world, training and working initially within the NHS as an audiologist, before progressing to work as a representative for the leading hearing aid manufacturer Oticon for a number of years.
After taking some time out on maternity leave Helen decided she wanted a change of direction and moved into the private sector, and came to work for HAB Hearing in 2015. Helen has been a valued member of our team ever since.
Steve takes care of home visits, hearing tests, advice and aftercare mainly in South and East Yorkshire, making sure we keep on offering the very highest standard of care our clients old and new have come to expect. Steve runs his own business as well as being an integral part of HAB Hearing.
Steve has a long history in the field of audiology, he’s been around a while! He trained as an audiologist with the NHS and qualified in 1976 in Sheffield. Steve worked within the NHS until 1994 when he decided to move into the private sector.
James takes care of home visits, hearing tests and aftercare in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. James works as an audiologist with HAB Hearing as well as running his own business and also supplying training services for our sister company FM Hearing Systems.
James has been helping the hard of hearing public for many years locally and is renowned for his caring and professional manner, he’s always happy to go the extra mile!
We have a really busy online hearing aid accessories business where you can find hearing aid batteries and accessories for any hearing aid brand available in the UK.
We can supply wax guards, domes, speaker wires and tubes, cleaning utensils, drying tubs, wireless accessories and anything else that you might need for your hearing aids from any of the hearing aid manufacturers.
If you can’t see the product you are looking for on the website just ask from our very efficient fulfilment team Julie or Janet for assistance, and they are sure to be able to help you with anything you need. As well as our website we have a strong presence on eBay and Amazon.
We are one of the largest suppliers of hearing aid batteries in the UK actually, we ship to UK addresses, the EU and many other countries worldwide – we ship a couple of million hearing aid batteries a year!
We do wax removal! If you have excessive wax in your ears causing a blockage resulting in a hearing loss or unpleasant feeling we can fix that – and fast! Sometimes same day and typically within a day or two. No need to apply messy oil for weeks!
We particularly specialise in the microsuction technique of removing ear blockages. This is generally accepted to be the safest and most effective method and is completely syringe free with no requirement to soften with oil. The procedure commonly takes a few minutes for each ear. Click here for more details.
Don’t live locally?
HAB Hearing are also leading partners in a UK wide network of high quality independent hearing aid audiologists. Wherever you live in the UK we are likely to be able to put you in touch with a hearing professional local to you who can really help you improve your hearing and quality of life. N.B. Prices and warranty levels may be different within our network, your local audiologist will confirm their prices and policies.
If you want help or advice, wherever you live in the UK, just contact us and we will do whatever we can to help you.
Why choose us?
So you have found our website and now you know a little about us, a question you might ask yourself is ‘Why choose HAB Hearing’ over other hearing aid suppliers you can find on the internet that are just a click away?
We would say there are three compelling reasons to contact us if you have a hearing loss and are looking for the best solution and aftercare support…
Price – We have some of the lowest prices you can find anywhere in the UK
Choice – We offer the widest choice as independent suppliers, many companies have limited ranges
Aftercare – We see the ongoing service we supply as THE most important part of the solution.
Please do browse around our website, check out our great value hearing aid prices and read our testimonials to find out what our clients think about us. If you think we might be able to help we would be delighted to hear from you, just click the Contact tab above for all the ways you can get in touch.