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.

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.”

October 2, 2012

Why be an Audiologist

This is why I am an audiologist. Received this email from Jon who has been wearing Phonak Lyric for the past 30 months…… Thanks Robert for tonight the Lyrics are simply wonderful 🙂 Thanks for having the biggest heart in the hearing world, I am afraid your stuck with me as a client for life. #feelgoodfactor

September 1, 2012

Don’t try this at home

Found this on a shelf at Walgreens Pharmacy in the US. We strongly advise against using self preparations to clear your ears of wax. Our 3 audiologists are licensed to professionally and safely clear ears of wax and debris.

September 1, 2012

Coming Home

A few years ago British Telecom now BT launched an advertising campaign around the title They’re Coming Home. The premise of the campaign was to inform people that some of BT’s customers had been wooed by new telecoms providers to switch supplier by claiming cheaper pricing or better service. But after a short period of time many people decided that...

August 24, 2012

Help for Heroes – How We Can Help

A leading Hertfordshire hearing centre has joined a scheme run in conjunction with Help For Heroes to offer free, state-of-the art hearing instruments to veteran British Servicemen and women who have been discharged from the army due to damaged hearing in recent conflicts. The Hearing Healthcare Practice Harpenden which is part of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP),...

August 24, 2012

Help for Heroes – Our New Charity Initiative

July 27, 2012

Audiologist of the Year 2012 nominations close

So the month of July draws to an end. The sun is shining, London 2012 Olympics have started and the Audiologist of the Year 2012 competition has closed to entries for another year. The votes and nominations will be considered over the summer and the winner and commended individuals announced at the end of September. We have been incredibly successful...