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.

May 24, 2013

Why I’m an audiologist

Jude has been a client for 36 years. She names her hearing aids Harry. Harry became poorly recently and needed to be repaired but the timing was really bad as Jude was going away. We pulled out all the stops and got Harry fixed and back to her just in the nick of time. Just received the following Thank you...

May 24, 2013

Designing our new home

Whilst we wait for the building work to start in earnest, we are putting the finishing touches to the reception design. We are renowned for unimpeachable professionalism and for continually pushing boundaries beyond their limits. This goes for the biggest items like test equipment all the way down the smallest thing like the quality of the coffee we offer our...

May 21, 2013

Insurance Claims for Hearing Damage Rising

Deafness claims against British businesses have rapidly risen to £26 million, with deafness claims made on commercial insurance policies rocketing in recent years AXA business insurance reports a rise of 162% from 2009 – 2012, with a year on year rise of 75% in 2012 alone. With more claims for deafness than any other type of workplace injury or illness,...

May 16, 2013

Passive Smoking & Hearing Loss

A study from researchers in New York has found that there could be a possible link between passive smoking and hearing loss. The research team from New York University have published their findings in medical journal Archives of Otolaryngology, published May 10, 2013. The research involved over 2000 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19, with participants given blood...

May 13, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here

Day 1: Here is the first view inside our new premises which we plan to transform into the UK’s premier hearing care centre. Our plans have already been greeted with great excitement by our dedicated team. So many clients and patients have said they are looking forward to seeing our new home that we have decided to capture the development...

May 3, 2013

Scientist Create Ear that Hears

(The following appeared written by DEBORAH NETBURN appeared in The LA Times May 2, 2013, 9:49 p.m) Need a new ear? In the future you may be able to print one out and pop it on. Taking us one step closer to a future in which we are all part human, part machine, scientists at Princeton University have created a...

April 30, 2013

We are moving!

We are really excited to announce that we will be relocating shortly to a purpose built brand new practice facility at The Foresters, High Street, Harpenden. We have been planning the new design for some time and work will start very soon to turn our dream into a reality. We have a date pencilled in for our move and hope...

April 22, 2013

Pix of The Flutter Dress: What lies beneath

April 22, 2013

Sound it out

If you have a hearing impairment it might seem you could have only a limited interaction with Machina’s Midi jacket. But that could change. To the uninitiated, the Flutter looks like an ordinary white dress, with feather-like fragments of fabric running up and down. But these embellishments hide a secret. “The network of microphones [listens] for sounds in the environment,...

April 1, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all patients, clients and visitors. Spring has arrived officially along with British Summer Time but we are all still feeling the continuing effects of winter. This week our senior audiologist Robert heads off to Anaheim in California for the annual American Academy of Audiology congress. The reason for the trip is to meet up with colleagues, researchers,...