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 […]

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 […]