January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Hear The World

Five years ago, Hear the World, a global initiative was set up by Swiss Company Phonak to raise awareness of our most important sense: hearing. The goals of the campaign: To help us appreciate how important our hearing is To inform us of the consequences of hearing loss To educate us about hearing protection To show us the solutions which...

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...