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January 11, 2012


It has come to our attention that several audiologists in the UK are misleading the public by claiming to be ‘award winners’ in the annual Audiologist of the Year Awards. On several websites there are claims that some audiologists have won the outright award which is not truly accurate. According to recent reports, MP Kris Hopkins, speaking in the House...

January 7, 2012

Waiting for 42nd President of the United States

The highlight of the trip will be a talk today by Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the USA who is a good friend of Starkey CEO Bill Austin. Bill’s work is to deliver the gift of hearing to those less fortunate around the world under the Starkey Hearing Foundation

January 7, 2012

3000 audiologists 30 hours and a billionaire

I am currently with 3000 audiologists coming to the end of a 3 day intensive range of lectures and workshops at the Starkey 1st Hearing Innovation Expo in Las Vegas. I have seen some fantastic new ideas and heard some innovative talks from a diverse range of people including Sir Richard Branson. I’ll be bringing some of these ideas to...

January 4, 2012

Hearing less diminishes the holidays

By now we have all packed off the family back to work, school or their own homes revealing that some have not been as involved as they were last year. The holidays are a time to gather together with family and friends but they can be bittersweet for many – especially those with unaddressed hearing difficulty, which can lead to...

December 23, 2011

A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Robert, Jo, Zoe, Ali, Ros & Jane would like to wish all our clients best wishes over the holidays. The office will open again on 3rd January at 9.00am. If you need us in an emergency, please email [email protected] or post a message with your contact details and we’ll come back to you.

December 21, 2011

Tinnitus Guide published by the Better Hearing Institute

The Better Hearing Institute in the USA have published a guide for tinnitus sufferers. The details and link are below. People with “Ringing in the Ears” Can Download Free, All-New Authoritative eGuide on Tinnitus. People suffering with tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” can find the latest information on their condition and methods for coping with it in...

December 21, 2011

Hearing Aids Reduce Stress from Tinnitus

Tinnitus is disturbing problem for many. Hearing loss is, in many cases, associated with tinnitus but in cases where the hearing loss is mild this can go unnoticed as the focus is more on the internal noise rather than the lack hearing ability. Improving hearing has long been the preferred method of helping tinnitus sufferers . You can see how...

December 15, 2011

Beware of Noisy Christmas Toys

Robert Beiny, Director of Audiology @ HHP, works closely with Hear the World (, a Swiss charity dedicated to raising global awareness to the culture of hearing. We thank our colleagues Switzerland and Germany for this report Keep your ears open when it comes to buying toys 2011-11-30, Staefa, Switzerland The holidays are just around the corner, and with that...

December 14, 2011

Tuning fork tests. Are they necessary?

Does the humble tuning fork still have a place in a modern audiology centre? Tuning forks (this is mine which I’ve owned for 35 years) are used to carry Rinne and Weber tests. These tests provide a quick easy method of determining whether a hearing loss is situated in the middle ear or inner ear. A vibrating tuning fork is...

December 9, 2011

Our Hearing Healthcare Blog Goes Live

It’s really nice to know that you are reading this as it means that you have found our latest blog. We’ve had a blog lyrichearingexperience since March 2011 on our dedicated website but now we’ve added this one as well for our parent website, This blog will grow into a collection of hearing, hearing protection and ear related...