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.

March 29, 2018

Landmark Ruling in Hearing Case

Musician’s Hearing Loss caused by exposure to Wagnerian noise levels. “This, in our view, has always been a dismissive view from an industry which creates and sells ‘noise’ as a product.” Strong words indeed from the solicitor involved in the case of a musician whose hearing was damaged during rehearsals at The Royal Opera House. At Hearing Healthcare Practice we...

March 27, 2018

Ear Emoji

Apple wants emojis to better represent people with disabilities. In a proposal sent to the Unicode Consortium, the non profit organisation that sets the global standard for emojis, the company is advocating for 13 new additions. The proposed emojis include an ear with a hearing aid. Not sure if this is representative of hearing aids today though? What do you...

March 26, 2018

Moxi All and the World’s Favourite Sounds

Today we’re in London to witness the latest technology offering from Canadian hearing company, Unitron. We’ll look at and hear about Moxi All, a hearing aid which features a raft of special advanced technologies built on the Tempus chip processing system. The device focuses on picking up clear conversations in any acoustic environment, links wirelessly to any mobile phone for...

March 20, 2018

Think Different? It’s what we do every day…

We like to think the Hearing Healthcare Practice occupies a special place in the lives of our clients and patients. Our core values have not changed since our Director of Audiology, Robert, began his journey helping others more than 40 years ago. Our corporate philosophy is to challenge the status quo, thinking differently, approaching hearing care in a different way,...

March 1, 2018

Lyric and the Best Invisible Hearing Aids

At the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we’re passionate about introducing our clients the best hearing aids and the best invisible hearing aids. Perhaps the world’s most acclaimed invisible hearing aid is Phonak Lyric 100% Invisible. Placed in your ear canal by our trained skilled experts, Lyric remains hidden away, out of sight, invisible to the world. All day,...

February 27, 2018

A New Team Member

We delighted to welcome a new face to the Hearing Healthcare Practice –  Audiologist Angelique Da Costa – who joined us in February to work alongside Jo and Robert.

February 8, 2018

It’s Tinnitus Awareness Week – in case you hadn’t heard.

It’s Tinnitus Awareness Week in the UK. Its pertinent that a condition that many sufferers are CONSTANTLY aware of has an awareness week! But the focus, of course, is also on those who don’t have tinnitus, how they can help loved ones who have it and how to avoid some of the things that cause tinnitus (like loud sounds). At...

January 30, 2018

The Sound of the Underground

As any of you who live in London will know, public transport can be… challenging. It’s noisy too and, as the BBC is now reporting, in some sections of the London Underground the sound advice is to consider wearing hearing protection. To see the whole report, click  the link below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-42840140/is-tube-travel-damaging-your-hearing If you’d like advice about Hearing Protection (including the...

January 18, 2018

Our recent BBC Interview

Hearing Healthcare Practice’s Director of Audiology, Robert Beiny, was interviewed on BBC Radio last week about hearing loss following musician Eric Clapton’s announcement that he is suffering with reduced hearing and tinnitus. If you click the link below you can hear the interview from 36 minutes, 20 seconds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rckbw (If this link has timed out, please contact us for more details.)...

January 11, 2018

Good… but could do better

Here’s a BBC news story regarding hearing loss and underlining the importance of preserving our hearing ability and why this is good for our overall general, physical and mental health. Sadly the article is slightly dismissive of the most important thing which can be done to have a positive effect on hearing ability – using hearing technology. The article reinforces...