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.

February 23, 2012

Lee Stickings: my story

Lee Stickings is a 30 year old who has had a severe hearing loss since birth. His story is an inspirational one as he had fought to ensure that his hearing loss has not held him back or disadvantaged him in any way. He has been a client of the practice since February 2001. His previous hearing aid experiences are...

February 21, 2012

Catherine Bishop: my story

I’m trying to think back as far as I can remember to my childhood. I don’t know if it was normal or different to others. In fact, my earliest memory is of a quiet lonely child who didn’t quite fit in with anything or anyone. School was difficult for me. I didn’t learn much and always had to try ten...

February 21, 2012

It’s our pleasure to help

Some people think that there is a stereotypical client of our hearing aid service. This always amazes us as everyone who approaches us for support is, naturally, an individual in their own right and can’t be categorised in any way. Our clients range in age from children to adults; come from every walk of life and live locally or on...

February 16, 2012

We’ve Gone National & Global

Ever since we won European Audiologist of the Year our popularity has increased significantly and regularly welcome clients to our offices in Harpenden from further and further afield. Recent visitors have travelled from Hertfordshire as well as Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Essex London (North, South, East, West & Central) Gloucestershire Lincolnshire Middlesex Suffolk Surrey Sussex And Internationally from Belgium Caribbean France Italy...

February 16, 2012

Hearing is Living

The study can be read on line here We do have a few printed copies. If you would like one send us an email to

February 16, 2012

Hearing and Self Esteem

Our senior audiologist Robert Beiny provided his views and insight to researchers commissioned by Hear the World in Swizerland to look into various aspects on how hearing affects our lives. Study Draws Connection Between Good Hearing, Good Self-Esteem Hearing health contributes to relationship health, overall well-being WARRENVILLE, Ill., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In honor of Self-Esteem Awareness...

February 5, 2012

BBC 3 Counties Radio Interview

I am due to be interviewed on BBC 3 Counties at 8.20am Monday 6th Feb about Tinnitus Awareness Week providing I can get through the snow to the studio!

February 5, 2012

Can hearing aids help with tinnitus

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) website is a fantastic resource. The following extract is reproduced from an article which appeared in Quiet magazine in 2010 which is published by BTA. It also appears on their website and was written by Dr Sheena Ruparelia, BSc, MSc, CCC, AuD, Audiological Scientist at Hillingdon Hospital. Studies have shown robust evidence promoting hearing aid...

February 5, 2012

Tinnitus Awareness Week 6-12 Feb 2012

10% of us suffer with tinnitus at some stage in our lives and approximately 50% find it moderately or severely distressing. Despite it prevalence, routinely people are told that nothing can be done about tinnitus which misses the mark completely. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external auditory stimulation. Often referred to as ‘ringing in...

February 4, 2012

Who Gets Your Vote in 2012?

Jo Rae, Robert Beiny & Zoe Steward celebrating another year of success for The Hearing Healthcare Practice Harpenden in the Audiologist of the Year Awards. Nominations have already started to come in for 2012. If you want to add your vote, contact us for a nomination form.