Latest News

Here you’ll find all our latest news and thoughts. From interesting articles we’ve found in the press to news about our people, work and the latest technological innovations we’re seeing. If you’d like more information regarding any of the topics here, please get in touch.

May 7, 2019

New Recognition in the Audiologist of the Year Awards

Angelique Da Costa, an audiologist at the Hearing Healthcare Practice, is celebrating her recent Commendation in the 2019 Audiologist of the Year Awards. As a leading independent audiological centre and the recipient of 15 awards in the competition since 2009, the Hearing Healthcare Practice based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is – we believe – now the most successful practice in the...

April 29, 2019

The Best Independent Hearing Healthcare Provider in the Country… probably.

(Part 1) – with apologies to a well know Danish lager manufacturer According to the latest Which? Magazine survey, if you’re looking for a practice to provide you with top support for hearing issues, you’ll get the best service from an independent audiologist. As a leading independent audiological centre and the recipient of 15 awards in the Annual Audiologist of...

April 29, 2019

A Heartfelt Message – How would it Feel?

This is a recent Social Media post from the Hearing Healthcare Practice. A passionate and knowledgable introduction to a video demonstrating the effects of hearing loss. Hearing… It’s switched on 24/7 Never sleeping Always at the ready Our link with the world around us Allowing us to connect with others To learn To engage To communicate To laugh Last night...

April 5, 2019

Speaking at the Nordic Audiology College

This week our Director of Audiology has been presenting to audiologists from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland at the annual Nordic Audiology College in Copenhagen. We were invited to join a host of renowned international presenters and spoke about our unique brand of hearing healthcare and how that has evolved into expert professional care. As you may know our...

March 20, 2019

The Economic Cost of Hearing Loss

What is the true cost economic of Hearing Loss? It’s now reported that around three million people in the United Kingdom are living with an untreated, disabling hearing loss, costing the UK a shocking £25.5 billion each year. This is a cost to society of £ 8,500 for every person with a disabling hearing loss each year. The costs are...

March 8, 2019

Otoscan: here, and in the News

You may remember, back in 2018, the Hearing Healthcare Practice became the first practice in the UK be chosen to trial and review the revolutionary Otoscan laser ear scanner. Now Otoscan is in the news. Follow this LINK to see a recent BBC News report: The remarkable new all laser, three dimensional Otoscan ear scanner is designed specifically for audiologists...

February 28, 2019

World Hearing Day – 3.3.19

This year, World Hearing Day is on 3rd March 2019. On the day, the World Health Organisation will draw attention to something we’ve been talking about for a long time… the importance of early identification, hearing tests and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realise that they are missing out on certain...

February 19, 2019

Audiologist of the Year success for Angelique

We are delighted to announce that Hearing Healthcare Practice audiologist, Angelique Da Costa, has been shortlisted and Highly Commended in the prestigious Audiologist of the Year Awards – our profession’s ‘Oscars’! Angelique joins our audiologists Jo Rae, Sanna Aziz and Robert Beiny who have previously been recognised in the annual competition which is voted for, anonymously, by patients. Collectively the...

January 30, 2019

Exceeding Expectations – A Patient’s Story

The following article, featuring the dedicated, expert work of the Hearing Healthcare Practice, was first printed on the BIHIMA website. BIHIMA is the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association. The members of BIHIMA are committed to listening to the experiences of those with hearing loss, to allow these to shape the technology they pioneer, and so that BIHIMA as a...

January 25, 2019

Hearing Health = Brain Health

As audiologists, we’re continually reminded of the importance of the correlation between good hearing health and maintaining good brain health. There is now an overwhelming body of evidence confirming hearing well is essential for cognitive resilience. The latest breakthrough study suggests daily use of hearing aids could slow cognitive decline in later years. Other studies suggest that people who wear...