managing glue ear

Managing glue ear without surgery – the Otovent.

In a previous blog about glue ear we talked about the things that you could do to help your child hear. In this blog, we will be looking at the use of Otovents to manage glue ear without surgery. Glue ear is where fluid builds up behind the eardrum and in the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian […]

discrete hearing aid child

What is an auditory processing disorder?

What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? In another blog we discussed how hearing involves a much more complex process than just the hearing organ (cochlea) in the ear. The neural pathway from the ear to the brain and the auditory cortex part of the brain are as equally important as what the ear detects through […]

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How we hear and process speech

How we Hear and Process Speech How we hear and process speech are two different things. For many years, we have used the hearing test and its results to explain how we hear speech and sound. Yet perhaps we need to describe hearing loss in a different way? This is because two people with the […]

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 […]