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.

July 23, 2018

Hearing Loss and Sight Loss – a Comparison and a Suggestion

We’ve been reading this interview with Thomas Behrens, Chief Audiologist at Danish hearing aid manufacturer Oticon about the differences been Hearing Loss and Sight Loss. “In comparison to loss of sight, hearing loss is not always recognisable, which is why having an eye test is standard practice for maintaining eye health, whereas a hearing test can sometimes be dismissed or...

July 16, 2018

In their Own Words

Regular visitors will remember about a year ago we introduced a series of hearing testimonial videos to the Hearing Healthcare Practice website. You can view these on the Home page and the Reviews page. The videos proved both thought-provoking and very popular, providing a real sense of the work we do and how we share our journeys with our clients...

July 6, 2018

Tinnitus and Mindfulness

We wanted to draw your attention to a widely reported new study indicating that a mindfulness-based approach can dramatically reduce the impact of tinnitus.  The research, led by Dr Laurence McKenna from University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust and Dr Liz Marks from the department of psychology at the University of Bath, found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can...

June 28, 2018

Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips

We’re often asked for our advice on cleaning and looking after hearing instruments. As a general rule, hearing aids and earpieces should be cleaned every day with a soft, dry cloth. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your aids. Do not use water, cleaning fluids, solvents or alcohol, as these could damage your hearing aids. The...

June 11, 2018

Putting People First

Countless companies, including Facebook, claim to ‘Put People First’ but in our case its utterly fundamental to or work. Our reputation as Hertfordshire’s leading hearing practice is simply due to our commitment to putting people first – placing our clients and patients at the centre of our treatment programme. This attention to detail is appreciated by everyone who attends the...

May 10, 2018

The Ultimate Headphones for People with Hearing Loss are HERE

If hearing loss has robbed you of your enjoyment of music then these ingenious and award winning headphones could have the answer. Contact the Hearing Healthcare Practice for more information and a demo. We’re VERY impressed and we think you will be too!  

April 27, 2018

Hearing Screening and Hearing Tests

Hearing Screening and Hearing Tests, here in Harpenden, Hertfordshire! You’ll be amazed at how hearing less well can creep up but, and we can’t stress this enough, having your hearing tested regularly can not only help you to gauge how you’re hearing, but also – potentially – allow an intervention to be made before more damage is done. Don’t wait...

April 23, 2018

Hearing Happy

Hearing Healthcare Best Practice Can there be such a thing as Hearing Happy? At the Hearing Healthcare Practice we work tirelessly to provide Hearing Healthcare Best Practice in every interaction our clients have with us. The foundations of this is a series of clinical pillars and processes supporting our practice ethos. Research proves categorically that clinics providing Best Practices produce...

April 12, 2018

So much more than a ‘Last Hope’

Hearing Healthcare… last hope… new beginnings The Hearing Healthcare Practice in Hertfordshire is one of the world’s leading hearing healthcare centres of excellence and often the ‘last hope’ port of call for desperate hearing aid wearers. Looking through our list of clients, or friends of the Practice as we like to call them, there’s an extraordinary variety of people, old...

April 8, 2018

Hearing Technology that Learns

The annual Global Audiology Congress is just weeks away and we’re looking forward to hearing about the latest advances in hearing aid technology. One thing that has grabbed our attention already is a new generation of smart hearing aids that incorporate machine learning. Machine learning uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn – progressively improve their...