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.

May 19, 2024

A Cautionary Tale

Buyer’s remorse is a feeling of regret or anxiety after making a purchase. A client we saw January 2023, decided not to proceed with the management programme we proposed to address his hearing loss. His decision was driven by the misleading marketing of hearing aids he found online.  We provided any information he requested and also explained how we establish...

An isolated person May 16, 2024

Survey Reveals Impact of Hearing Loss… we offer hope

A new survey by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) offers a concerning picture regarding the challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. The survey, which included responses from over 8,000 participants, told a story of social stigma, isolation, and loneliness experienced by this population group. Key Findings of the RNID Survey Widespread...

May 7, 2024

Hearing Hero Nomination

From our Founder, Robert Beiny, regarding his recent Hearing Hero Award nomination; “I’m truly humbled to have been selected as a Hearing Hero 2024, an achievement to add to the many plaudits, prizes, and gongs I’ve collected on behalf of my team at Hearing Healthcare Practice in a career spanning nearly half a century.” Robert won the prestigious UK Audiologist...

A world full of Noise May 3, 2024

How the World has Changed. And How it Hasn’t.

We’ve been writing our News Section for a long time. Over 10 years now in fact. And so occasionally we like to look back to read what we were writing about 5 years or 10 years ago and to see, perhaps, how the world has changed. We’ll be featuring a few of our ‘past posts’ over the next month and...

April 16, 2024

Come on Feel the Noise

We were interested to read about an innovative idea from Newcastle United Football Club, as they unveil special Haptic shirts allowing deaf fans to ‘feel’ the noise at Premier League matches. Unveiled at Newcastle’s home game against Spurs on Saturday 13 April 2024 the shirts, which convert the noise around the stadium to vibrations, were designed following research from the...

Hearing Heros 2024 April 2, 2024

Hearing Heroes

The Audiologist of the Year Awards ran from 2009 to 2019.  And on every occasion, the Hearing Heathcare Practice team was recognised and nominated, winning the top prize of UK and European Audiologist of the Year on an unprecedented FIVE separate occasions The competition ceased in 2020 due to Covid but now has been replaced by a new ‘Helping Heroes’...

Rick Astley now wears hearing aids April 2, 2024

“You wouldn’t catch nits from any other guy…”

Singer Rick Astley recently re-recorded a ‘mis-heard lyrics’ version of his best-known hit, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up”,  as part of a campaign to raise awareness of hearing loss. And he’s been fitted with his first hearing aids too. In an interview with This Morning on ITV, he said; “We have in-ears (sound monitors) when we play live and I’ve...

Which puts independent hearing aid providers top April 2, 2024

Which? Report Puts Us Top (again)

According to the latest 2024 report from consumer group Which?, customers rated independent hearing aid retailers, like Hearing Healthcare Practice, as the best places to purchase hearing aids – outperforming national hearing aid chains. The report, which surveyed 1572 digital hearing aid users, found that those who purchased their hearing aids from independent retailers were the most satisfied with the...

Best Hearing Aids Hertfordshire March 10, 2024

Ear Wax Removal – Take Care

Some Crucial Facts about Ear Wax and Ear Cleaning. When it comes to the care of your hearing, and your ears, it’s crucial to prioritise safety, especially when seeking ear wax cleaning services. Now that in the UK ear wax removal and ear cleaning services are not readily available in many GP practices, a surge of let’s say, ‘opportunistic’ operations...

March 3, 2024

World Hearing Day

3rd March is World Hearing Day, an initiative run by the World Health Organisation. This year’s focus is to raise the public’s perception of the importance our ‘hidden sense’ plays in our lives. A key focus is to break down any remaining barriers and any misjudged misconceptions about what it means, and what it says, to wear hearing aids. At...