Nick Taylor is chief audiologist at Specsavers. Here, he tells us a little about life as an audiologist.
Nick said: ‘I first decided that I wanted to work in audiology when I saw first-hand the amazing improvement that hearing aids gave to my grandmother when she tried them for the first time. Before hearing aids she was becoming very isolated and would sit quietly, not join in the conversation and stopped going out with her friends, as well as the television being blaringly loud. She pretended that she liked it that way but it was obvious she was struggling to hear it.
'I completed a degree course in Audiology at Manchester University and qualified as an audiologist 13 years ago when I began my career working for the NHS. In 2008, I made the move to private hearing care working as a clinician before advancing to clinical training manager.’
Nick joined Specsavers in 2012 as Head of Hearcare Professional Services and Group Clinical Lead. He continued: ‘In my current role, I am responsible for the clinical progression of Specsavers Audiologists.’
What’s it like to work at Specsavers?
‘Life at Specsavers is extremely fast-paced, but that’s the way I like it. I spend a lot of time travelling the country meeting with clinicians and other audiology colleagues. The thing I love most about my job is our continual drive and commitment to improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Ireland by making audiology services more accessible to those who need them.
'Working for a partnership like Specsavers means everyone gets to have a say. Our partners in Specsavers Audiologists play a key role in moving the business forward, so it’s important that we work together as a team alongside the people who service our customers every day.' nick said
In his spare time Nick has a passion for rugby union and can be found refereeing both senior and junior matches around the North West most weekends. He lives in Manchester with his partner and three children.