Lymington – Rawlings Hearing Care (formerly Solent Hearing)

Lymington Hearing Care

Branch Information

In February 2024 we were delighted to be offered the opportunity to take over Solent Hearing from Peter Robertson, who has now moved abroad to Gibraltar permanently. Peter was keen to have a continuation of his ethos of personal and caring service, and Rawlings 127 year heritage of healthcare firstly as opticians and in more recent times in hearing care meant he could confidently hand over to us.

Bill Mills, Rawlings Audiology Lead, has previously worked in the Lymington area and he has happily stepped into Peters shoes (big shoes to fill!) along with the rest of our Hampshire Audiology team to support him.

We offer wax removal for adults and children aged 5 and over, free hearing tests, and as an independent hearing aid provider we can supply hearing aids and accessories from a range of manufacturers – we are not tied to one brand which means we can truly give a bespoke service.

Our Lymington Hearing Care Centre is situated a 3 minute walk from the High Street, in Emsworth Road opposite the car park just around the corner from the Barbe Museum.

Please note we currently offer Hearing Care but not Eye Care at Lymington. Please call us for further information or book an appointment online here.


1 Newington Court
Emsworth Road
SO41 9NW
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Tel: 01590 673073

Opening times

We are open by appointment only


Bill Mills Bill MIlls MSHAA

I am passionate about my job, and I believe in giving excellent service delivered with trust and integrity and clients regularly refer friends and family to me. When the position of Audiology Lead with Rawlings Opticians came up, I knew it was the perfect role as I wanted to work with a genuinely “independent” hearing device provider, not one which is either owned or allied to one particular brand.

I knew from experience that this would give me the opportunity to give a more professional service to tailor the hearing solution more specifically to the patients’ individual requirements. Offering wax removal and earplugs as well leads to an interesting and varied working day.

My life as a Hearing Aid Audiologist began in 2014 when I decided to have a career change as having had many years of international travel working in the textile industry, I wanted to be based in the UK for a better work/life balance. I enjoy working with people and to be able to genuinely improve someone’s quality of life puts a smile on my face (as well as my patients!) when they realise what a difference hearing well can make to them. Providing audiology services has seen me working in Devon for a hearing brand before moving to Hampshire to deliver hearing care for a national optical company. Previously based in Lymington, I have worked across multiple locations across Hampshire and Dorset.

I live in the small village of Catherington in Hampshire which I share with my partner and our 8 month old GoldenDoodle puppy, Ted. I am an ardent follower of Liverpool football club and in my spare time love tinkering with old cars.

Nearest car park

Emsworth Road just opposite

Nearest bus stops & routes

6 from Brockenhurst
112 from Hythe
119 and 120 from New Milton
X1 and X2 from Bournemouth

Nearest train station

Lymington Town

Nearest AED/Defibrillator

Moore Barlow Llp, 48 High Street, Lymington SO41 9Z

Disabled access

Wheelchair access throughout


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