Richard Stent Optometrists Now Providing Hearing Care

Published 15 July 2020  | Updated 06 December 2022  | 2 mins read

Richard Stent practice entrance.

The Hearing Care Partnership (THCP) is proud to announce the opening of our clinic in the historic Somerset town of Ilminster. Working in collaboration with Richard Stent Optometrist, we will be offering a range of services including:

  • Free hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Ear wax removal
  • Hearing services

Richard Stent Optometrist has served the town of Ilminster for many years, providing expert service and eye care. Originally established at Cornhill, the practice has since relocated to new premises located on East Street which boasts beautiful and spacious interiors, providing patients with a calm and comfortable experience.

With Richard Stent, practice owner and optometrist, at the helm of his tight-knit team, they provide patients with a wealth of knowledge gained from many years of experience within eye care, paired with the latest optical technology which includes OCT. Within the practice there are four dispensing opticians who are on hand to match you with the perfect pair of glasses for your needs from a comprehensive range of eyewear and high quality lenses.

THCP’s expert audiologist, Michelle Tedder, will be working alongside the team in Ilminster to bring her expert knowledge to the practice. Having completed her foundation degree in audiology in 2016 Michelle comes from a background working in a clinical and caring environment. Her professional approach to hearing care allows her to build a strong rapport with all her patients, ensuring that she can spend as much time with each individual as she can, making them feel comfortable as comfortable as possible and delivering the care they need.


Michelle joined The Hearing Care Partnership “as they share the same values that I believe in and look for in a company. They are completely patient focused. One of their core values is to give each patient as much time as they need, which is key to ensuring they get the help they need for their hearing”.

To book a hearing appointment at Richard Stent Optometrist, just call the team on 01460 297379 or book an appointment online.