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 […]

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. […]

Covid Update – How the service will operate as restrictions are eased

Tracy James’ Hearing Policy for carrying out appointments and services Last updated: September 2021 General Face to face appointments can be carried out as usual with social distancing in place, where possibleOptional remote or non-contact appointments are available on requestWe ask that you do not attend your appointment if you or any of your family […]

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 […]