Mr Neel Raithatha
BSc (Hons), RHAD, MSHAA
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Year of Qualification
Adult Audiology, Hearing Aid Audiology, Real-ear Measurements, Cerumenology
Aston University – BSc in Audiology (First Class Honors)
2007 – NHS ‘Special Care’ Award
2008 – Author NHS Audiology e-learning modules
2009 – Won PhD Scholarship
2009 – Developed Modified FAAF Test
2013 – Founded The Hear Clinic
2015 – Elected to BSHAA Council
2016 – Founded Clearwax
2016 – Developed iCLEARscope®
– Health and Care Professions Council
– British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists
– Director at The Hear Clinic Ltd
– Director at Clearwax Ltd
– Audiologist at Nottingham University Hospital
– Senior Audiologist at George Eliot Hospital
The Hear Clinic is an independent audiology practice based in Leicester founded by Mr Neel Raithatha.
Mr Raithatha qualified as an Audiologist with a first-class BSc degree in Audiology from Aston University in 2008. Upon qualifying, he was immediately offered the role of Senior Audiologist and worked for the National Health Service (NHS).
During the same period, he was awarded with a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) PhD scholarship to conduct clinical research in Audiology at the University of Manchester. He went on to develop a novel diagnostic test called the ‘Modified FAAF Test’ which helps assess the cognitive processes involved with hearing. This test is now being used in audiological research. Mr Raithatha has also authored several lectures for NHS Audiology e-learning modules.
In 2011, Mr Raithatha began to practice as a Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered Hearing Aid Audiologist at the world’s largest hearing aid company before establishing The Hear Clinic in 2013. Having his own practice, Mr Raithatha is able to utilise the wealth of clinical skills, experience and knowledge he has acquired to provide a unique service to his clients. This is further supported by his close links and audio-diagnostic support he provides to Mr Stephen Darius Rejali (Consultant ENT Surgeon).
“Helping people to hear again and making a difference in their life is a great privilege and honour and something I do with great passion and dedication.”
More recently, Mr Raithatha was elected by his fellow hearing care professionals to become a Council Member for the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) with the key objective to promote clinical excellence amongst its members.
Coming from a clinical research background, Mr Raithatha keeps up to date with the latest digital hearing aid technology and audiological research regularly attending conferences around the world to further expand and develop his evidence-based knowledge. In addition, he actively performs consultancy work for several leading hearing aid manufacturers offering clinical, technical and software advice to help with the development of the next generation of hearing aid technology.
Mr Raithatha is also a UK pioneer and leading endoscopic clinical ear care specialist. This led to him Co-founding Clearwax – Ear Wax Removal Specialists in 2016 which provides international training for ear professionals (i.e. GPs, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, ENT Registrars & ENT Nurses) to safely and competently perform endoscopic ear wax removal using the iCLEARscope® video oto-endoscope, which he also developed.
“The field of audiology and hearing aid technology has witnessed great advancements in recent years. It is therefore vital that Audiologists like myself keep striving for new knowledge and enhance their practice.”
Equally as important to Mr Raithatha is the level of care he provides to his clients. Setting himself the very highest standards, he takes pride in adopting a holistic approach to ensure the individual needs of his clients are always at the forefront of any treatment he provides. In recognition of this, Mr Raithatha was awarded with a ‘Special Care Award’ in 2007 whilst practicing within the NHS.
In his spare time, Mr Raithatha likes to be in the kitchen and entertain his friends and family. He also enjoys taking long walks in the countryside and participating in team sports such as cricket, where he has represented his county at youth level.