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February 26, 2024

A 5 Star Review and a Vital Message

We recently received the following welcome but, seemingly simple, review. In fact, the emergency that’s referred to involved ‘Sudden Onset Hearing Loss’ – something which we’ve talked about before but which we can never highlight enough, because knowing about it and getting the correct treatment QUICKLY can, literally, save your hearing. Here’s the review and then read on for more...

January 26, 2024

Use a Hearing Aid… Live Longer

A recent study published in The Lancet (Jan 2024)  suggests that adopting the use of hearing aids could contribute to an extended lifespan. The research reveals a 24% reduction in the risk of premature death among individuals with hearing loss who consistently wear hearing aids compared to those who never use them. Scientists think that hearing aids might have a...

January 16, 2024

The value of celebrity endorsement

  (Picture credit: The Sunday Times) It seems all of us are constantly bombarded with requests, asking to review a product, or to ‘like’ a service or website.  At Hearing Healthcare Practice, our hearing aid and audiology practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we sometimes ask our clients if they would like to share their stories. We do this when we know...

November 26, 2023

Christmas Hours

Another year is soon to draw to an end as we all turn our attention to our Christmas & New Year plans. It’s the same for our team at Hearing Healthcare Practice, here in Harpenden. There are now just four working weeks remaining before we close for the Christmas break. We will be open until 5.30 on Friday 22nd December....

November 19, 2023

Read Hunter Davies in The Times

In The Times (19.11.23), legendary journalist and author, Hunter Davies’ describes growing old, holidays in the West Indies, and his favourite audiologist (and that just happens to Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, Herts… or, in other words… us!). You can CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Times… but here’s a little sample. “… But Rob (that’s Robert...

November 17, 2023

Cognitive Reserve and Importance of Hearing

A recent article in The Times discusses the concept of ‘cognitive reserve’, the brain’s ability to withstand age-related changes, and it offers seven brain maintenance steps to boost cognitive reserve. Importantly, one of the key steps is the annual checking of hearing. The association between hearing loss and cognitive decline is something we’ve discussed at length in our News Pages....

November 9, 2023

Another 5 Star Review

We have had the pleasure of working with Hannah since the Spring. Her story was similar to so many we hear, of someone who believed nothing could be done to help them. Thankfully we were able to show her that was not the case. We embarked on an emotional journey which has transformed Hannah’s life. She wanted to share some...

October 31, 2023

Super Computers in Human Hands

With the AI World Conference just about to take place in the UK, we thought we’d offer a take on this transformational technology. The entire world seems to be abuzz with discussions about AI. And it’s no surprise. I can recall very little in my lifetime that is simultaneously as exciting, awe-inspiring, and unsettling as AI. However, many professionals who...

Hearing Healthcare in Harpenden October 27, 2023

An Assessment of our Hearing Assessments

Here’s an overview of a hearing assessment at Hearing Healthcare Practice we received recently which we felt it would be nice to share here… Before we begin, full disclosure! I’ve known Robert and the team at Hearing Healthcare Practice for many years. I’ve collaborated with them in marketing since the mid-1990s, and over time, we’ve become friends. I’m now in...

September 16, 2023

Hearing – why it’s ALL we do

Diversification isn’t disruptive, it’s misguided. Hearing Healthcare Practice has been based in Harpenden since 1981. Since then we’ve looked after and transformed the lives of thousands of people, locally and internationally. We’ve become one of the most acclaimed hearing centre’s of excellence in Europe and won the awards to prove it. And we’ve done this by staying true to our...