Trainee Hearcare assistant Sam Beaumont-Green is preparing for his exams to qualify as Clacton-on-Sea Specsavers’ newest Hearcare assistant, helping the store as it extends its clinic times to cover seven days per week.
Ready for his exams
The 22-year old from Kirby Cross has been training since he first started working at Specsavers in March 2016. Having completed three training days, 200 hours of observations and all of his coursework, he is ready to take his exams in the next few weeks.
Sam said: ‘I was naturally drawn to audiology when I started working here. I find it all really interesting; the anatomy and physiology of the ear. Very often people come in not thinking they have any hearing problems. If we find anything during the hearing tests, we try them out with a hearing aid and they can’t believe the improvement. It feels great to hear and see what a difference it makes.'
Making a positive impact
Sam continued: ‘I find it really satisfying being able help customers; loss of hearing can be quite isolating and it’s hard to see people getting upset, so you really see the impact you can have on a customer’s life.’
Once qualified Sam intends on starting the two-year course to become a hearing aid dispenser.