A Newport mum-of-two is celebrating a new career after qualifying as an audiology assistant.

Passion for audiology

Krystal Savigar, 31, joined the store as a receptionist three years ago with no optical or audiological experience. But, having discovered a passion for the store’s audiology services she is now carving a career in the field.

Her new role means she can assess, fit and adjust hearing aids for customers, as well as perform an examination of the ear prior to a full screening by the store’s audiologist, Lee Draper.

‘I had no idea what to expect when I joined Specsavers,’ she says. ‘I didn’t know a huge amount about optics and even less about how Specsavers could help people with hearing issues. Ironically, it was the hearing service that really caught my eye.’

Mrs Savigar hopes to continue her training and eventually become a qualified audiologist. She praised her colleagues at Specsavers for their support so far.

‘Can-do attitude’

‘Without the guidance Lee and the rest have the team have given me, I may have never got this far,’ she says. ‘I’m thankful to everyone who has helped me, and look forward to what the future holds for me in the store.’

Mr Draper, audiology director at Specsavers Spytty Road, adds: ‘Krystal has made real leaps and bounds since joining us, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that we encourage in all of our members of staff.

‘It’s no surprise to me that she has achieved this qualification so soon after joining our audiology team. I have every faith her progression will continue for years to come.’

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