About The Hearing Space

The Hearing Space is in indepenedent audiology practice, located in the heart of Chapel Allerton in North Leeds, West Yorkshire.

We offer in-depth hearing assessments for  adults and children, ear wax removal, the latest hearing technologies, tinnitus support and a range of custom products for hearing conservation and protection when swimming.

Our aim is simple, to offer a professsional, high quality service in a warm and welcoming environment.

If you feel you are not hearing as well as you could, get in touch today.


Paul Shaw, MSc, Clinical Director

I am a Clinical Scientist in Audiology and also a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, and have dedicated nearly 30 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 90s. I then worked as a specialist paediatric audiologist in the NHS before moving to a career in teaching Audiology at degree level.

My career involved being 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.

The vision with ‘The Hearing Space’  is to provide a truly independent, specialist service, providing bespoke hearing solutions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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.

After working in audiology for many years, I recognise that hearing loss affects people in many different ways. Some people are keen to get help, others, less so. My role is to provide expert advice and guidance with you at the centre of everything we do.

I look forward to helping you to hear more.

What our clients say

David Shinn
I attended The Hearing Space after suffering for a month with a blocked ear. The treatment I received was highly professional and caring. My case was a challenge due to me having narrow ear canals but Paul was very patient and gentle and he removed all the wax and gave thorough and appropriate after care advice. I can thoroughly recommend this practitioner to anyone requiring audiology services. Thank you. David Shinn. (One additional point - I had no problem finding an on-street parking spot close to the clinic)
Marius Atkinson
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Brandon Jones
We had a great experience having our 4 year old’s ears checked. Honestly, one of the top medical experiences we’ve had anywhere. Paul Shaw was very knowledgable and worked to evaluate and investigate multiple symptoms that seemed to be connected. He worked well with our child and was a very involved listener when it came to the symptoms she was experiencing.
Deborah Vickerman
Excellent service. Paul is an experienced professional with a friendly and warm manner. I would happily recommended him for anyone looking to have their hearing tested or wax removed.
Claudia Dee
Paul was fantastic, so patient and helpful! I visited with a full blocked ear, he has now managed to unblock the entire ear as well as getting rid of all the wax in both ears after just two visits! Amazing job and would highly recommend!
Andrew Baker
Paul was extremely kind and patient with my son, and fitted us in at the last minute to help him. I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise, and my boys thought he was fantastic! Thank you
Val Wright
12.3.24 I visited The Hearing Space for the removal of earwax. Paul was professional, patient and friendly and I felt safe and completely at ease during the process. My hearing is so much better now. I would definitely recommend this practice and would certainly return if I had any other issues with my hearing.
john calvert
Paul removed my ear wax from both ears he made me feel calm, and explained everything would highly recommend him.
Liam Cook
Paul provided an excellent service. I’d been struggling with wax build up in one of my ears and was worried this may have been contributing to hearing loss. Paul instantly put me at ease by performing a few complimentary tests and has provided a follow up report on these. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the local area.