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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.

February 5, 2012

Can hearing aids help with tinnitus

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) website is a fantastic resource. The following extract is reproduced from an article which appeared in Quiet magazine in 2010 which is published by BTA. It also appears on their website and was written by Dr Sheena Ruparelia, BSc, MSc, CCC, AuD, Audiological Scientist at Hillingdon Hospital. Studies have shown robust evidence promoting hearing aid...

February 5, 2012

Tinnitus Awareness Week 6-12 Feb 2012

10% of us suffer with tinnitus at some stage in our lives and approximately 50% find it moderately or severely distressing. Despite it prevalence, routinely people are told that nothing can be done about tinnitus which misses the mark completely. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external auditory stimulation. Often referred to as ‘ringing in...

February 4, 2012

Who Gets Your Vote in 2012?

Jo Rae, Robert Beiny & Zoe Steward celebrating another year of success for The Hearing Healthcare Practice Harpenden in the Audiologist of the Year Awards. Nominations have already started to come in for 2012. If you want to add your vote, contact us for a nomination form.

February 4, 2012

Audiologist of The Year 2012

This week sees the launch of the annual Audiologist of the Year Award backed by hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac and Industry Magazine, Audios Infos. The award recognises the work of audiologists throughout Europe who go beyond the call of duty in their quest to deliver a life changing service for their patients and clients. Each year a small amount...

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...

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.