Tinnitus Blogs by Louise Hart

Why has no one found a cure for my tinnitus? The pandemic, stress and noises in my ears. It seems quite a pertinent time to write this article. There are articles suggesting that some people are noticing hearing loss and tinnitus as a side effect of having a severe version of the virus and on […]

Managing glue ear without surgery – the Otovent.

managing glue ear

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 […]

What is an auditory processing disorder?

discrete hearing aid child

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 […]

Valarie Jerome Partnership

I’m very excited to be working at Valarie Jerome Optometrists in Newbury, Berkshire. Valarie and I have partnered together so that ear care services can be delivered at her high street (Northbrook street) location.It’s great that I’m able to work alongside Valarie. As independents, we’re really keen that people in Berkshire are able to access […]

How we hear and process speech

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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 to Children – and keeping them in!

Fitting hearing aids

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 […]

Does your child’s school still offer hearing tests?

Hearing tests for children

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 […]