I am Ian, an audiologist in my 27th year of practice. Removing earwax using micro-suction, prescribing and dispensing discreet digital hearing aids, hearing rehabilitation and tinnitus advice are all part of my remit. I enjoy talking about audiology, so please feel free to ask me anything.
Your hearing is a precious commodity and is often misunderstood by many with home treatments for earwax removal and unnecessary exposure to noise damage being two of the most prevalent concerns for audiologists. Using cotton buds and other over the counter earwax "remedies" can often cause more harm than benefit especially home syringe kits without sterilised water. One in five people have some degree of hearing reduction and, if unassessed, can contribute significantly to dementia onset. Currently Tinnitus can be significantly helped but not cured.
I have worked primarily in the private sector since qualifying with what was then our regulatory body called the Hearing Aid Council. Today, I am registered and regulated by the HCPC for which we need to do CPD (Continued Professional Development) and reflective practice.
In my free time I love the outdoors and walking my dogs; Freemasonry; music of all types; being involved in rugby - I helped in bringing Women's rugby to the fore as well as playing, coaching, teaching, refereeing and writing about the game (I had my own column in Rugby news).
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Old Rectory Clinic - Bristol
The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton is conveniently located with easy access from Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Winterbourne, Westerleigh, Thornbury and the surrounding areas.
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