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.

August 14, 2019

A Long Way to Go

An interesting and, we’re afraid to say, familiar story from The Guardian concerning a deaf nurse and her experiences working in the NHS: “Being deaf has never stopped me from doing anything; it’s other people who make it an issue. “Growing up, I knew I wanted to be independent and travel. Nursing kept presenting itself as a career option. I...

August 2, 2019

Lyric and Tinnitus Relief – A New Study

We have spoken about Phonak Lyric many times and many of our clients now benefit from this remarkable deep ear hearing aid technology. New research by the University of Melbourne now indicates that there are real benefits for Lyric wearers who experience Tinnitus. Lyric and Tinnitus Relief The research found that Lyric: reduced tinnitus annoyance faster than daily use hearing...

July 24, 2019

Hearing Aid Wearers Reduce Dementia Risk – New Study Finds

We’ve mentioned the correlation between hearing loss and dementia before but now a new study (reported on the BSHAA – British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists – website and many others) has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function than those who do not. The study suggests they could be reducing the risk...

July 12, 2019

Hearing Technology – One Giant Leap

On 20th July 2019 it will be 50 years since man first stepped on the moon. Those 50 years have obviously seen incredible change and technological advance. In fact, there’s now massively more computing power in one tiny hearing device than was used on board the vast Saturn V rocket and the LM that left Earth and landed on the...

July 11, 2019

Another Proud Nomination for Jo

We’re delighted to report that Hearing Healthcare Practice audiologist, Jo Rae, is now the second member of our team to be nominated in the 2019 Audiologist of the Year competition. But perhaps it’s no surprise…  Jo has been nominated every year since 2009 – eleven years in succession.  She has also been shortlisted for three consecutive years, winning special commendations...

July 9, 2019

Another Audiologist of the Year 2019 Nomination

Congratulations to our audiologist, Angelique Da Costa, who is a 2019 nominee in the annual Audiologist of the Year Competition. Angelique’s progression has been remarkable since joining the Hearing Healthcare Practice in February 2018. She was nominated in the Audiologist of the Year Awards (our profession’s ‘Oscars’) last year too, shortlisted and received a commendation from the judges. Angelique has...

July 2, 2019

Stormzy Signed at Glastonbury

British Grime music artist Stormzy received many rave reviews for his remarkable performance at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday 28th June. His performance has been heralded for its messages of inclusiveness in society and the arts. But there was more! His show (both his lyrics and between-song dialog) was signed for those in the audience who require hearing support. As...

June 28, 2019

Normalising Hearing and Technology

The new Pixar Studio’s Toy Story film – No 4 in the franchise – is, apparently, a wonderful movie. Importantly from our point of view, it features an animated child wearing a cochlear implant. Thank you Pixar for helping to normalising and presenting this in an inclusive way. That’s a great way to influence today’s youngsters.

June 18, 2019

Hearing Healthcare Practice on the BBC

With more and more celebrities and public figures talking about their hearing loss (most recently Jeremy Clarkson) here’s a reminder of one of our Director of Audiology, Robert Beiny’s appearances on BBC 3 Counties Radio.   BBC Radio Interview Here, on BBC Radio, Robert Beiny is asked about hearing and discusses the many celebrities who are now speaking out about...

June 13, 2019

Audiologist of the Year 2019 – Closing Date Nears

Nominations for the Audiologist of the Year Awards 2019 close on 1st July 2019. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the clients, patients and friends of the Practice who have already supported our nominations this year. Angelique, Jo and Robert have been overwhelmed by your kind support . Success in this prestigious competition provides a...