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 5, 2019

Speaking at the Nordic Audiology College

This week our Director of Audiology has been presenting to audiologists from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland at the annual Nordic Audiology College in Copenhagen. We were invited to join a host of renowned international presenters and spoke about our unique brand of hearing healthcare and how that has evolved into expert professional care. As you may know our...

March 20, 2019

The Economic Cost of Hearing Loss

What is the true cost economic of Hearing Loss? It’s now reported that around three million people in the United Kingdom are living with an untreated, disabling hearing loss, costing the UK a shocking £25.5 billion each year. This is a cost to society of £ 8,500 for every person with a disabling hearing loss each year. The costs are...

March 8, 2019

Otoscan: here, and in the News

You may remember, back in 2018, the Hearing Healthcare Practice became the first practice in the UK be chosen to trial and review the revolutionary Otoscan laser ear scanner. Now Otoscan is in the news. Follow this LINK to see a recent BBC News report: The remarkable new all laser, three dimensional Otoscan ear scanner is designed specifically for audiologists...

February 28, 2019

World Hearing Day – 3.3.19

This year, World Hearing Day is on 3rd March 2019. On the day, the World Health Organisation will draw attention to something we’ve been talking about for a long time… the importance of early identification, hearing tests and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realise that they are missing out on certain...

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...