Audiology has provided me an amazing opportunity to travel the world, providing audiological guidance to clients, to educate professional peers and to learn from researchers. It also introduced me to the most important person in my life, my wife Ali, who is involved in helping to guide the Practice’s direction.
Now entering my 5th decade in audiology, I have an ever-deepening appreciation of how hearing well is so important, not only for connecting us with the world we are immersed in, but also for our general and mental health. I can really empathise with our clients and, in many cases, I’ve developed a deep respect for them. I am also proud to say that I have known some of my clients for as long as I’ve been practicing. Our life paths are now entwined and we follow each other, decade after decade.
My quest for knowledge and to find more ways to help my clients is never ending and I am as passionate about my work today as I have ever been – it’s just a shame that I’m now considered one of the ‘wise old men of the audiology world’ because I feel like I’m just starting out!
My favourite sounds? From the peace and quiet of the house rocked by the gentle tick of our grandfather clock, to the opening bars of my favourite Bruce Springsteen track.