|Qualified Professional Service
All our Hearing Aid Audiologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that they are qualified as Hearing Aid Dispensers or Audiologists and licensed to assess hearing loss and fit hearing aids to the public. We also require them to be members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), our professional body. All Members or Fellows of BSHAA are required to comply with a strict code of practice. Both the HCPC and BSHAA expect Hearing Aid Audiologists to carry out Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to retain their qualification. This means that they must undertake many hours of study and education every year to keep abreast of developments in the profession. Hearcentres encourages all our Audiologists to maintain their qualifications through further development of their professional skills and experience. All our employees are also covered by extensive professional negligence insurance and DBS checked.
|All our Hearing Centres have been established in their convenient local locations for many years. Our oldest centres in Bournemouth and Dorchester have been running for over sixty years!
Our practices are conveniently located in each town with parking and transport links making them very accessible. Each Centre is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. We can accommodate late appointments and weekend appointments in some cases when required. Please do feel free to ask.
We also offer a home visiting service for customers who are unable to travel to us. Please ask your local centre if you would like to take advantage of this service. Home visits are free for Hearcentres customers living within five miles of our Hearing Centres, when they are covered by a Hearcentres Warranty.
|Information - Free Downloads
We have prepared some useful fact sheets on common topics relating to hearing loss and hearing aids. Please feel free to download or print them with our compliments.
Anatomy of the ear poster
Hearcentres Guide to Hearing Aids
Hearcentres Guide to Hearing Aid Terminology
Understanding Hearing Loss
What Happens During an Audiological Assessment
|Hearing Protection and Tinnitus
Apart from hearing aids, we also provide a range of services and products to protect and conserve your hearing. As part of our “Complete Hearing Care” philosophy, we offer a range of custom-fit earplugs for a variety of applications including music, motorsport, shooting, snoring etc. We can also give advice on prevention of hearing loss and associated issues like tinnitus. If you would like to discuss how to protect your hearing, please contact us. If you suffer from Tinnitus (ringing or noises in the ears), we have a qualified Tinnitus Counsellor available. Please call us to arrange an appointment.
All our hearing centres are equipped to provide an earwax removal service. Our preferred method is microsuction using a small suction device to remove wax from the ear canal. We are also able to provide clinical ear care (CEC) using conventional irrigation (syringing). Please ask at your local Centre for more details or to book an appointment.
We have extensive experience of providing Medico-Legal reports for cases of hearing damage and the need for hearing aids.We also have experience of Court appearances and can provide Expert Witness reports. To find out more about our Medico-Legal services, please contact Jonathan Ormerod RHAD,FSHAA on 01403 218700 or email: email@example.com