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 19, 2019

Audiologist of the Year success for Angelique

We are delighted to announce that Hearing Healthcare Practice audiologist, Angelique Da Costa, has been shortlisted and Highly Commended in the prestigious Audiologist of the Year Awards – our profession’s ‘Oscars’! Angelique joins our audiologists Jo Rae, Sanna Aziz and Robert Beiny who have previously been recognised in the annual competition which is voted for, anonymously, by patients. Collectively the...

January 30, 2019

Exceeding Expectations – A Patient’s Story

The following article, featuring the dedicated, expert work of the Hearing Healthcare Practice, was first printed on the BIHIMA website. BIHIMA is the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association. The members of BIHIMA are committed to listening to the experiences of those with hearing loss, to allow these to shape the technology they pioneer, and so that BIHIMA as a...

January 25, 2019

Hearing Health = Brain Health

As audiologists, we’re continually reminded of the importance of the correlation between good hearing health and maintaining good brain health. There is now an overwhelming body of evidence confirming hearing well is essential for cognitive resilience. The latest breakthrough study suggests daily use of hearing aids could slow cognitive decline in later years. Other studies suggest that people who wear...

January 17, 2019

Tinnitus Facts and Treatment

At the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we have many clients who seek advice and help with their Tinnitus and Tinnitus Treatment. Hearing Healthcare Practice Audiologist, Jo Rae, takes a particular interest. Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sounds (usually noise or ringing) in your ears when no external sound is actually present and is...

Free Online Hearing test January 8, 2019

Our New Free Online Hearing Test – and More

Our new Free Online Hearing Test is just one of several hearing test and assessment options available from the Hearing Healthcare Practice. Our new Free Online Hearing Test is available HERE (click). It’s a simple automated evaluation but it could help you to understand your hearing and, possibly, suggest if need for a more in-depth assessment. The hearing test is free,...

December 3, 2018

The Head Behind the Scenes

We thought you’d be interested to see some of the technology and attention to detail goes into the design of our hi-tech hearing devices. Meet KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Acoustic Research Mannequin). Kemar is used extensively in hearing technology research and development – the hearing technology we use every day to help transform people’s lives. Kemar has the average dimensions of a...

e-Audiology November 19, 2018

Reaching the World with e-Audiology

e-Audiology is here. Personalised care requires highly specialised skills – wherever you are. At the Hearing Healthcare Practice, we’re delighted to welcome clients from all over the UK but also from across Europe and the world. They often find us after a personal recommendation or perhaps after a Google search identifies us as a profession-leading practice. In some cases these...

November 13, 2018

What if Hearing Loss Hurt?

Nearly every day we speak with people whoᅠ clearly suffer from the affects of hearing loss… and we never fail to be amazed at the lengths some of them go to to avoid accepting that their hearing is less than perfect. And this is even before we discuss the subject of hearing technology with them! We recently across this article...

Phonak Lyric at hearing Heathcare Practice Harpenden November 5, 2018

A 24 hour solution to Tinnitus

Phonak Lyric & Tinnitus.  Tinnitus is a 24 hour a day problem. So, is there a 24 hour a day solution? Jo Rae, Audiologist from the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, takes a particular professional interest in Tinnitus and is impressed with the benefits offered by wearing Phonak Lyric 24/7. As Jo says; “At the Hearing Healthcare Practice we work...

October 18, 2018

Witnessing Phonak Marvel

We’re currently attending the largest audiological trade show in Europe, in Germany, and are reviewing new technology and considering how this can improve the lives of our clients, patients and friends. Swiss audiological powerhouse Phonak has presented its new Marvel technology – the first two Marvel instruments will be available from 21/11/2018. Including many world firsts, when integrated with our...