Founded by Paul Shaw, Director and Consultant Audiologist, MSc
Helping You to Hear Life
“My personal philosophy is to treat every individual I see as an opportunity to positively enhance their quality of life.”
“In adults, hearing loss is usually noticed gradually, and typically there is considerable delay between noticing problems and seeking advice. My aim is to provide a relaxed, unhurried space, where we can talk in depth about your hearing, your lifestyle, your attitude to using hearing devices and any other concerns you may have about your hearing. This requires time and the ability to really listen to you.
Although hearing devices are rapidly improving and technological advances are welcome, the success of these devices is dependent on many factors. My role as a clinician will be to build a trusting relationship with you, before guiding you through the whole process of enhancing your hearing ability in a thoughtful and positive way. Furthermore, living locally, I can provide a same day, ear cleaning service in Leeds.”
I am a Clinical Scientist in Audiology and also a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, and have dedicated 25 years of my working life to the field of audiology.
After experiencing tinnitus as an undergraduate student, I decided to study audiology at postgraduate level, achieving my MSc in the early 90’s. I then worked for over 10 years in the NHS where I became a specialist in the assessment and treatment of hearing loss in babies and children. I developed a particular interest in the fitting of hearing devices to improve hearing and also in the assessment of children with complex needs.
More recently, and again for just over 10 years, I taught audiology at the University of Leeds. I was also responsible for managing the degree programme, and under my leadership, the degree course was repeatedly voted the best in the UK.
I was both a local and national assessor of audiology trainees for almost 20 years. I carried out varied research projects which led to a number of international scientific publications and have contributed to audiology text books as well as to the development of national audiology protocols. My aim with ‘The HEARING SPACE’ is to provide a truly independent, specialist service, providing bespoke hearing solutions in a relaxed and friendly space. Please note, I hold an enhanced DBS check which is a pre-requisite background check, when working with children and vulnerable adults in health and social care.
- MSc (Audiology)
- PGCTLHE (Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
- Registered Clinical Scientist (HCPC)
- Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (HCPC)
- Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Member of the British Society of Audiology (BSA)
- Member of the British Academy of Audiology (BAA)
What our clients say?
“I would highly recommend the Hearing Space. Paul provided a very professional and thorough service, both in the initial removal of my ear wax and in the selection and fitting of my hearing aids. He explained everything clearly and sympathetically. And I got to see my eardrums!” Nick P
“I am in my nineties and Paul has just fitted my new hearing aids. I am absolutely delighted with them. He is a consummate professional and no minor detail escapes him. He has treated me with such kindness. He is also a very delightful, caring person and I would heartily recommend anybody with hearing problems to contact him. I'm so glad I found him!” Joyce M
“Paul is a rare individual in that he combines empathy with a mountain of knowledge and is genuinely concerned with helping his patients. I cannot recommend him highly enough.” Stuart B
“I contacted Paul regarding a hearing test for my 4-year-old son who had recently had grommets fitted, but we still wanted a comprehensive hearing test carried out. Paul was fantastic at making our son relaxed in the surroundings and the test was age appropriate with games to engage him in the process. I felt reassured with the results. Would definitely recommend!” Kate H
“Paul is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The procedure was quick and efficient, was also very interesting seeing the inside of my ear via camera linked to his screen. Enjoying being able to hear again. Cannot recommend enough!” Iain P
“Paul was absolutely fantastic. Clearly extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. It was an appointment for our 4-year-old daughter, and he was fantastic with her. Calm and patient. It was a very thorough investigation. We left feeling reassured and with some excellent advice on treatment and next steps. Well worth the money.” John S
“Very thorough examination & every detail professionally explained. I was very impressed by the attention shown me. I would most certainly recommend the Hearing Space to anyone with hearing difficulties.” William C