Fitting hearing aids

Fitting Hearing Aids to Children – and keeping them in!

A question I’m often asked when fitting hearing aids to pre-school child for the first time is: “Do you think they will keep them in?”. Parents usually worry that their child will reject the hearing aids as something foreign in their ears and pull them out. My experience is that as long as the child finds […]

Hearing tests for children

Does your child’s school still offer hearing tests?

Does your Child Need a School Hearing Screen? For many of us, school hearing tests for hearing problems were routine in our first years at school. It helped our parents and teachers know whether we had a hearing problem or simply weren’t paying attention. However, a government study in 2016 found it was not cost effective […]

Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids are available for Children (as well as Pandas and Adults)

I am Tracy James – an independent audiologist based in Newbury, Berkshire and I provide a hearing and amplification service for adults and children (as well as Pandas). One of the key things that separates me out from other independents is that I also run a specialist paediatric audiology clinic – alongside my adult service. […]

Tracy James expands hearing and ear care services in Newbury

Tracy James has been an independent audiologist for six years, delivering training courses, providing hearing services for children and in 2018 expanded to provide adult hearing care at her home-based clinic in Newbury. In March, Tracy was ready to open a weekly ear wax removal clinic, only for it to be put on hold due […]

Tracy James in Newbury Weekly News

In the Spotlight – Newbury Weekly News

Tracy James was in the spotlight this week in Newbury’s local paper. Tracy highlighted a new weekly clinic available for wax removal that is now open for business. We also find out a little about Tracy’s background and her rationale for becoming independent. See the link: https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/

Covid Update – How the service will operate during Covid Pandemic

Tracy James’ Hearing Policy for carrying out appointments and services Last updated: May 2020 General In the first instance, remote appointments and/or care will be offered for new client consultations and for existing clients. This includes telephone calls or video calls over the internet via Zoom, WhatsApp or Microsoft Teams and other family members can […]

Audiology is an essential service: open for face to face where there is a clinical need.

The government has highlighted Audiology as an essential service throughout the CoVID-19 pandemic. Following the national guidelines for Audiology service delivery during the Co-Vid pandemic (May 2020), I now offer digital appointments and support in the first instance, followed up by a face to face appointment when there is a clinical need (and it is […]

CoVid-19

Due to the Covid-19 situation and following professional guidelines, the clinics in Newbury have been temporarily closed for personal visitors. Tracy James will be on-site at her Montgomery Road clinic every day to manage postal repairs and online queries. We will fully re-open for face to face consultations as soon as it is safe to […]