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.

April 10, 2021

A Year In The Making

Normality – one step closer We’re really excited about Monday 12th April, when as a nation, we take one step closer to regaining our lives.  Non essential retail shops and stores are busy preparing this weekend to welcome us back in person.  Please support them, they need you.  At Harpenden’s Hearing Healthcare Practice, it’s business as usual as we have...

March 23, 2021

Hearing Loss and Covid 19

New research estimates that nearly 15% of people with Covid 19 suffered tinnitus and nearly 8% suffered hearing loss. Researchers, from The University of Manchester and Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, have compiled data from 24 studies that identified an association between Covid 19 and auditory and vestibular problems. (The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that...

March 17, 2021

Hearing Healthcare Practice is 40

This year our practice is celebrating its 40th year of continuous operation – a continuous cycle of care. Even though the Covid 19 pandemic has brought our High Streets to a standstill, Harpenden’s Hearing Healthcare Practice has been carried on regardless, safe but open every day. This is because we understand the importance of our role as an essential healthcare...

February 22, 2021

Hearing and Well-Being

Hearing issues have overtaken eye sight as the most common sensory disorder in the developed world. Thankfully, outdated views surrounding our sense of hearing and the ways in which this can be helped, are starting to disappear. Comedian Angela Barnes of BBC2’s ‘Mock the Week’ has recently spoken publicly about her hearing and wellbeing and actions like this go a...

January 12, 2021

January 2021 – We are Open, for Appointments Only

Happy New Year! Here’s to a brighter future in 2021! In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that, as an ‘essential service,’ Hearing Healthcare Practice remains open. However, crucially aware of recent government advice, we request that anyone needing assistance contacts us first. (Please do not visit the Practice unless you have an appointment.) We will then be...

December 28, 2020

BEING AWESOME

2021 sees us celebrating our 40th anniversary as Harpenden and Hertfordshire’s only community-based audiology and hearing specialist. Ever-present, operating from our own premises exclusively dedicated to hearing care. As our attention isn’t distracted by clients demanding other services, we have been able to focus all our attention on becoming the local hearing specialists. We appreciate others have needed to diversify...

December 19, 2020

Remembering Chris

At this time of the year, we think about family and those less fortunate than ourselves. And this year, we should all spare a moment for those whose lives have been affected by Covid.   Our newscasts present daily statistics, but behind the numbers there are of course real stories of tragedy and personal loss. And so now we are remembering...

December 16, 2020

Christmas Opening Hours

We have to say, we’re thankful we’ve made it to the end of this year – we’re sure many of you will feel the same. This holiday season will be very different from earlier years but one thing hasn’t changed:  our sense of excitement at what we have in store for the New Year. From amazing new technology and wonderful...

December 14, 2020

Lessons learned from 2020. Communication and Isolation.

Lockdown. Hearing and Isolation “Man is by nature a social animal,” so said the legendary Greek philosopher, Aristotle. It’s true of course, with the evolution of human social behaviour came the need to communicate. Like bread and water, communication is now a fundamental human need. We rely on language: being able to hear, interpret, understand and respond in order to function....

November 30, 2020

Are you suffering from… Coverload?

Coverload (noun, adjective) 1) a state of mind. An individual’s reaction to the relentless stream of information, verbal, written, broadcast, or digitally delivered, relating to the Coronavirus global pandemic. 2) descriptive “I just can’t take in any more negative information about this pandemic, I think I’m suffering from coverload!” After constantly being told stay safe,  that we’re living through unprecedented...