Meet Bryan Connor, audiology director at Dunfermline.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Bryan Connor, 32 years old, originally from the Scottish Highlands, near Inverness.
How did you get your job?
I grew up with a profoundly deaf older brother, and as a result, I have a good appreciation of the impact that hearing loss can have on someone’s day-to-day life and have always been fascinated by sound and hearing. I started my career as a sound engineer after graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University. This then led me on to study audiology, giving me the chance to combine my personal life experiences with my technical background.
I graduated as an audiologist back in 2010. After working in the NHS, an opportunity came up within the private sector working with a well-known hearing aid manufacturer as a technical support audiologist.
How did you get involved with Specsavers Dunfermline?
After nearly seven years working in support roles, an opportunity came up to join Specsavers in a joint-venture-partnership. This opportunity essentially allowed me to run my own hear care business under the Specsavers brand. Dunfermline HearCare was established on the 1st of July 2018 and has been steadily growing ever since.
Can you describe a typical day at work?
As a clinician and a director, no two days are the same. One day I could be in the clinic doing hearing assessments and programming hearing aids, the next I could be at my desk doing paperwork and managing the day-to-day business.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I really enjoy the diversity of the role. We now offer a wide range of services from hearing assessment and management, noise protection and wax removal services. Furthermore, I love the fact that I get to help people with hearing loss day-to-day. It is very rewarding to see the impact that modern hearing aid technology can have on someone’s quality of life and wellbeing.