01732 525912 / 07973 187744 info@kenthearing.com

Do voices sound muffled?

Do you struggle to hear clearly when there is background noise?

Are your ears blocked with wax?

Kent Hearing are here to help improve your hearing and communication in all your listening environments by providing you with the best advice and care, and the latest technology.

Take our Free Online Hearing Test

Test your hearing with our three-minute free online hearing test tool.

Dr Priya Carling, AuD, has set up Kent Hearing to help improve your hearing and communication in all your listening environments, personally providing you with the best advice and care, and using the very latest technologies.

Call us now to book your appointment on 01732 525912 / 07973 187744

“I had the microscution procedure done a few weeks ago …I would definitely recommend anyone to Dr Priya.”


We can help improve your hearing

Covering the Mid Kent area

Kent Hearing can help to improve your hearing and communication at work, school and with family and friends.

We offer a new local clinical service for all your hearing needs, including hearing testing, ear wax removal, custom swim plugs and hearing aids.

We also provide extensive Audiology consultancy and bespoke training, education and research services.

To contact us please call: 01732 525912 / 07973 187744 or email info@kenthearing.com

Audiology Services

Kent Hearing provides a range of expert services to enable our patients to make the most of their hearing and maximise the quality of their day-to-day lives.

Education and Consultancy

We also provide a range of consultative and educational services in Audiology to hospitals, universities and other clinical/ educational establishments in the UK and globally

Why choose Dr Priya Carling, AuD, RHAD

My personal philosophy is to give you the best hearing healthcare experience possible. In this fast paced technological era, at Kent Hearing I will take the time to do things thoroughly and properly, using British Society of Audiology protocols and evidence-based practise.

Although the beeps and whistles widely used in hearing testing is an evaluation method, your hearing is in fact far more complex. I will use specialised tests and assessments to get a complete picture of your hearing profile, for example testing your responses to speech in background noise, and then develop a personal treatment plan tailored to your individual hearing and communication needs. This will take into account your hearing level, lifestyle and personal preferences, including providing a range of cosmetically appealing hearing aids. I may also recommend targeted auditory training as part of a plan, helping to improve listening skills, cognition & working memory.

Improving your hearing is often a journey requiring guidance over time, rather than a quick-fix, one visit solution.

Did you know?

Studies suggest people wait 7 years or more before doing something about their hearing, restricting their lives by avoiding people or situations that they cannot cope with, and limiting their choices.

About us

Kent Hearing is a hearing practice providing a comprehensive range of hearing assessment and management solutions for children and adults.

Based in the Tonbridge and Malling area, our services can be provided at any of our practice locations, including at schools, offices and your home. 

Our services include hearing testing for adults and children, ear wax removal, hearing aid fittings, tinnitus assessment and management, custom swim and musician’s plugs, personal stereo and protection plugs, and industrial or occupational hearing monitoring. 

We also are able to provide medico-legal assessments for legal firms, and pre-employment checks.

Find out more

Dr Priya Carling, AuD RHAD

Director and Consultant Audiologist

The practice is run by Dr Priya Carling, a doctor of audiology, who has over 20 years’ experience in clinical audiology, leadership in Audiology and higher education.

Priya trained as a Speech-language Therapist and Audiologist in South Africa and completed her AuD through an American University in Florida.  She has spent the last 17 years working in both the NHS and the private medical sector as Head of Service. 

She was Head of Neurophysiology, Speech Therapy and Audiology at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, prior to spending 7 years at UCL’s Ear Institute as Director of Education and a Principle Investigator. Priya was made a Senior Fellow of the British Society of Audiology (BSA) in recognition of her contribution to the society and her work in audiology more generally in April 2020.

Priya lives in Kent with her husband Tom and her two Lhasa Apso dogs. She is a keen tennis player, swimmer and cook and loves traveling, learning about new cultures and people and the great outdoors.