Children’s Hearing and Amplification Resource

Better Hearing for Children & Adults

We provide a full evaluation of hearing ability and listening skills, to give advice and to support communication needs.

Welcome to Chear

Chear is an independent organisation for assessment and management of hearing in babies, children and adults.

We provide a full evaluation of hearing ability and listening skills, to provide advice and to support communication needs. For children, this means assessing their potential and helping them to optimise their hearing skills for nursery, school and the life ahead of them. For adults, we offer a range of technology and support to improve hearing in a variety of situations, such as family groups or listening to music.

Chear leads the field in paediatric audiology in the UK. Its founder, Dr Josephine Marriage, has a wide range of experience in clinical practice, research and teaching, which she uses to provide the very best care for people of all ages with concerns about their hearing.

Josephine is a highly professional audiologist with many years experience in working with children, families and adult clients. Chear represents an extremely valuable resource where clients will find high levels of expertise, professionalism and a friendly and supportive approach

John Bamford, Honorary Professor of Audiology, University of Manchester

We could not have been happier with the service. Not only was our daughter expertly assessed, but she absolutely loved every second of it. Not only are Josephine and her colleague clearly experts in their field, but they are also brilliant at engaging with small children and immediately putting them at ease. 

The team is very warm and always make my girls feel comfortable. Dr Josephine takes her time to explain the results and it’s clear that the client is always the priority to this team. I have been elsewhere where money has been everything to them but this group is different. Martha is fantastic with my little girl and Nikki is always just a message away. Eager to help even when she’s not at work. The Chear team is the best team I have encountered in this journey with my girls.

We have had 2 appointment now – both times I have been extremely impressed with the efficiency of the process, but also how warm and approachable they have been to my child. He does not even really realise he is there for more than a play and a chat. It is very impressive.

Brilliant service and assessment, my son enjoyed the assessment and has asked to do it again 😄 the staff were super friendly and personable, everything was explained clearly and without my son noticing we were speaking about him. Very professional and highly recommended, thank you

Fantastic service from start to finish, my son enjoyed the process so much he didn’t want to leave. You would have never thought it was a medical check! Thank you so much for making it so easy for us all.

Trusted service from start to finish giving confidence to our family that we have the right diagnosis and are in the very best care.

Was amazed with the interaction with Son and how efficient the test was carried out with minimal upset to my son.

The approach to dealing with nervous children is great and much appreciated!

Lovely team of staff and fabulous with our son – thank you