Tag: audiology

Tag: audiology

18 May, 2018
Hearing Specsavers Wellington

To mark Deaf Awareness Week (14 - 20 May), the team at Specsavers Wellington highlighted the importance of regular hearing checks.

Simple check 

Hearing loss can affect every aspect of a person’s life and can often be quite isolating. Most people know that it’s important to get their eyes examined regularly as part of a full health check, but fewer people realise the importance of a simple hearing check.

03 May, 2018
Kaneez with Loose Women panelist, Jane Moore

The team at Specsavers in Watford are brimming with pride after their very own audiologist, Kaneez Sham, was invited to the ITV studios to test the Loose Women panel's hearing.

Putting the spotlight on hearing health

The popular ITV show featured actress Stephanie Beacham of The Colbys and Dynasty fame. Stephanie revealed she has been deaf in her right ear since birth but kept it a secret. The panel, led by Andrea McLean, had their hearing tested by Kaneez before the show to create further dialogue about hearing health.

The outcome

02 May, 2018
Taunton hearing centre receives national recognition for standards of service and care

The audiology team at Taunton Specsavers has been awarded a prestigious national accreditation for their provision of audiology services. 

Quality professional standard

The Improving Quality in Physiological Service (IQIP) standard is a programme sponsored by the Department of Health Chief Scientific Officer to promote and recognise good quality practice for people undergoing audiology examinations and care. 

Assessment

01 May, 2018
Paul and the audiology team at Big Bang Fair

Specsavers audiologists at Chingford took part in National STEM-celebrating conference the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre last month.

The exhibition aims to show young people the exciting and rewarding opportunities available in the UK, and audiologists from the store were in attendance to educate young people on hearing and discuss the work they do.

01 May, 2018
The team from Specsavers talk audiology

Hearing experts from Specsavers took part in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC last month to educate school students on audiology and explain the work they do.

The event took place from 14-19 March, with the Specsavers team giving talks to children aged between 10 and 18 about working as an audiologist, developing hearing aids, the issues around hearing and future developments in the industry – including direct connectivity and Bluetooth hearing aids, which play music, audio books, television and other devices directly through the hearing aids.

01 May, 2018
Paul and the team make a big bang!

The audiologists from Specsavers in Brentwood were in Birmingham last month to take part in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, to educate young people on hearing and explain the work they do.

The Big Bang Fair is an exhibition celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths, which aims to show young people the exciting and rewarding opportunities available in the UK and the world.

Inspiring young people

01 May, 2018
Audiologist director Paul Whitcomb visits Big Bang Fair

Local audiologists from Specsavers participated in the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre this month to educate young people on hearing and explain the work they do.

The event took place last month, where school students aged between 10 and 18 heard the Specsavers team talk about working as an audiologist, the issues around hearing, developing hearing aids and future developments in the industry – including direct connectivity and Bluetooth hearing aids, which play music, audio books, television and other devices directly through the hearing aids.

30 April, 2018
Audiologist Angie Bull

Tinnitus has been highlighted by the Specsavers audiology team. They have been available in store to offering guidance on how to manage the condition which currently has no known cure.

Audiologist director at Specsavers in Weston-super-mare, Angie Bull said: ‘You might be familiar with the temporary ringing in your ears after attending a loud concert or sporting event, but for some, the struggle with this constant internal buzzing affects their life on a daily basis.’

Celebrity sufferers

23 April, 2018
Taunton hearing team rewarded for exceptional hearing service

The audiology team at Tiverton Specsavers is celebrating after they were awarded the Improving Quality in Physiological Service (IQIP) standard - a programme sponsored by the Department of Health Chief Scientific Officer to promote and recognise good quality practice.

What is IQIPS?

The accreditation assesses services against professional standards across four domains. These are clinical, safety and facilities, workforce and patient experience, designed to raise standards for people undergoing audiology examinations and care.

27 March, 2018
Specsavers in Alton custom make hearing protectors for Carlin racing drivers

The Alton audiology team was delighted to help Carlin racing drivers protect their hearing from an average cockpit noise topping a whopping 130 decibels (dB).

Custom-made hearing protection

Five drivers from Farnham-based Carlin were seen by hearcare director, Emma Walker for custom fit hearing protection. Now, the Carlin drivers can now have greater levels of hearing protection when out on the circuit thanks to the soft, medical-grade silicone that enables drivers to wear their protection for longer periods of time compared to standard earplugs.