Mr Neel Raithatha
BSc (Hons), RHAD
HCPC Registration No.:
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®
2018 – Featured in UK National Tabloids (e.g. Daily Mail, Mirror, Sun)
2018 – Featured in International News (e.g. Fox News, New York Post)
2018 – Radio Interviews on Talktime and BBC Radio Leics
2019 – Featured on American Emmy-Award Winning TV Show ‘The Doctors’
2019 – Ranked No. 1 Hearing Aid YouTube Channel
2019 – Amassed over 100 Million YouTube views
2019 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Best Independent Audiology Clinic 2019
2020 – Awarded CorporateLiveWire Innovation & Excellence Best Independent Audiology Clinic UK 2020
2020 – Featured in Leicester Mercury
2020 – Featured in Which? magazine
2020 – Featured in Garavi Gujarat (International Gujarati Newspaper)
2020 – Awarded Global 100 | 2020 Best Independent Audiology Clinic
2020 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Best International Independent Audiology Clinic 2020
2021 – Guest Speaker at International Symposium on Audiological Medicine 2021
2021 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Best International Independent Audiology Clinic 2021
2021 – Awarded M&A Today Global Awards Best Independent Audiology Clinic 2021
2021 – Radio Interview on Lyca Radio
2021 – Featured in Asian Voice Newspaper
2021 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) 2021 Global Excellence Awards – Best Ear Wax Removal Specialists 2021
2021 – Amassed over 200 Million YouTube views
2022 – Guest Speaker at International Symposium on Audiological Medicine 2022
2022 – Awarded Global 100 | 2022 Best Independent Audiology Clinic
2022 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Best International Independent Audiology Clinic 2022
2022 – Awarded SME News Ear Wax Removal Experts of the Year 2022 | UK Enterprise Awards 2022
2022 – Awarded Global Health & Pharma (GHP) 2022 Global Excellence Awards – Best Ear Wax Removal Specialists 2022
2022 – Amassed over 300 Million YouTube views
2022 – Radio Interview on Moncrieff Show Newstalk Radio
2022 – Multiple Local BBC Radio Interviews
2022 – Featured on The i Newspaper (National) including on the Front Page
2022 – Appointed Healthcare Advisor to EM Pharma Ear Care ‘Cl-ear’ Product Range
2023 – Awarded CorporateLiveWire Global Awards 2022/23 – Ear Wax Removal Specialists of the Year
2023 – Radio Interview on BBC Radio Scotland
2023 – Live Appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4
– Health and Care Professions Council
– 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 a private and independent audiology practice based in Leicester founded by multi international award-winning Consultant Audiologist 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. He also receives regular requests to provide guest lecturers at international conferences.
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 world-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 and manufacturers.
“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.