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.

December 11, 2012

Our Award Winning Service Available to All

We are sometimes asked to take on a client who has had hearing aids fitted elsewhere. Many hearing centres turn away members of the public in need if they didn’t supply the hearing aids initially – but that’s not the case at The Hearing Healthcare Practice. News has reached us that a company called Digital Hearing Solutions has closed its...

December 5, 2012

Why be an audiologist (4)

When a client goes out of their way to organise a gift for the office staff of our own Hearing Healthcare Practice branded chocolates, we realise we must be doing something right. Thanks Steven, your generosity was an unexpected treat.

December 5, 2012

Why be an Audiologist (3)

Gilly came back to the practice this week after being convinced by a relative that she should see a local hearing aid company who work from an Opticians occasionally near her London home. Numerous untold visits left her struggling to hear and questioning why she had allowed herself to be taken in by a company who were only interested in...

December 5, 2012

Why be an Audiologist (2)

Susan emailed: Well, I am a very happy person, Robert!!! I drove up the motorway yesterday and thought I should try out my little gadget that you hooked up for me. I connected it to my mini ipod and spent 2hrs driving north and 3hrs driving south listening to music that filled my head with joy and gratitude. Thank you...

December 5, 2012

Why be an audiologist (1)

Andrea emailed us to say On plane … Delayed 3 hours… Just want to thank you for my new hearing aids…. Couldn’t believe they would be even better than the last ones… U are the best….

November 25, 2012

Quest Hearing Aid Developments: Improving Life’s Soundscape

The latest binaural VoiceStream technology is a hugely impressive feature. Using the four microphones spread between 2 hearing aids this breakthrough technology provides a detailed analysis of your ‘soundscape’ profiling exactly what each sound is and more importantly where it exists in a 360 degree circle. Once the hearing aids understand where you are, they then identify the presence of...

October 20, 2012

Hearing Aid News: Binaural VoiceStream Technology & more…

Phonak Launched a complete new platform of hearing aids in the UK Friday 19th October. This was the first viewing of this technology anywhere in the world outside of the company HQ in Switzerland. The new products will be available in the UK before any other market. The official launch which will be at the upcoming German Congress this month....

October 16, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Eww of Earwax Removal By Melinda Beck

The following appeared in the Wall St Journal 15/10/2012 & is reproduced out of interest. Ears are supposed to be self-cleaning. So what’s behind the fascination some people have to help nature along? Some 12 million Americans visit medical professionals annually for earwax removal. Millions more have it done at spas and ear-candling parlors, which theoretically suck out earwax with...

October 10, 2012

Rewiring the Brain with Mental Exercise

Lets talk about fitness. No, not the kind of feel the burn vigorous exercises that leave your muscles achingly taut. We are talking about a cerebral workout the mental stimulation that improves your brain function and protects it against cognitive decline, keeping it fit and healthy even as you age. The brain ear connection Did you know that we hear...

October 6, 2012

Why be an audiologist (2)

Dean, who has been wearing Phonak Lyric since August emailed to say: ” Just to let you know that the aids are going great, really fantastic actually. The quality of sound seems to be much better than before. I’d be quite sad to live without them that is for sure.”