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
Paul Whitcomb, audiology director at Specsavers Brentwood, said: ‘Audiology is an growing industry so it’s important bring in the next generation of potential hearing care professionals and hearing aid developers.’
The team showed the participants an audiogram to help explain how they monitor hearing, as well as letting them try on hearing aids so they could experience hearing loss first hand.
Paul continued: ‘It was great to meet all the young people and tell them about the causes of hearing loss and how hearing works. Not only were we able to introduce them to the idea of a career in audiology, we helped them understand about the ear and hearing health.’
The team also spoke about 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.