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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.

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...

July 10, 2012

How the ear works and why it needs to be protected: Movie

Here is a really neat animation and movie clip we came across which explains how the ear works and why it is really important to protect your hearing. Any old hearing protection just won’t do. If you recognise the need to protect your hearing then make sure that you ask the help of a professional who can select the right...

June 29, 2012

Dance Music, Hearing Loss & Hearing Protection

Interesting article Please protect your ears. Contact us for an appointment to have your own bespoke custom made hearing protection.

June 18, 2012

Enjoyed Talking to St Albans Macular Group

Spent an interesting day last week talking to the St Albans Macular Group which represents sufferers with Age Related Macular Degeneration (known as AMD), a condition which develops from a change in the structure of a tiny area on the retina at the back of the eye. People notice that their vision becomes dull and blurred when looking directly in...

June 4, 2012

Protect Your Ears

Spotted at The Jubilee Concert HRH Queen Elizabeth II wearing hearing protection. Surprised to see she doesn’t have custom made ones though.

May 10, 2012

Deaf Awareness Week 2012

Every year we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week by throwing open our doors, setting up a gazebo outside Wellington House on the lawn and invite some guests to join us. Over the years we have welcomed Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Heart Radio, Lip Reading teachers, Hearing Therapists and even some of our patients who act as...

May 9, 2012

LACE: Listening and Communication Enhancement #deafawarenessweek #DAW12

We are one on the few centres in the UK offering the LACE auditory training programme. Lace teaches you how to become a more effective listener and teaches skills to improve understanding speech against background noise. Devised by Professor Robert Sweetow at the University of California San Francisco. You can read more about the programme by clicking on this link:...

May 9, 2012

Complimentary Hearing Health Checks DAW#12

In conjunction with Deaf Awareness Week 2012 we are urging local people to come into the practice to have a complimentary hearing health check. We will examine your ears with a microscope and carry out a quick 4 point hearing screening test and you can take away the results. It’s painless & free. If you’ve never had your ears or...

May 8, 2012

Wax Clearing Service #DAW12

Arthur came in to the practice recently for new hearing aids. As part of his treatment plan we recommended that his ears were cleared of some wax. As many GP practices no longer do this, we now provide this service, which was appreciated by Arthur. At 102 years old, he is officially the oldest person whose ears we have irrigated...

May 4, 2012

Coldplay’s Chris Martin admits he has tinnitus

This story is all too familiar with musicians reporting that their hearing has been damaged. It doesn’t just affect professional musicians as we also look after concert goers young and old, music teachers, DJ’s infact anyone who listens to live or recorded music. And it’s not just rock music either. Jazz, classical, hip hop, you name it, they can all...