|Long-established 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. Most are also members of the British Society of Audiology (BSA). All Registered Hearing Aid Dispensers (RHADs) are required to comply with a code of practice. The HCPC also expects 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 for "Covid-secure" clinics between 9am and 5pm. For our safety and yours, we can only see you by prior arrangement, so please contact us first to book an appointment.
**We are currently unable to offer any home visit service because of the safety issues involved.
|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.
**Please note that we are only able to offer an earwax removal service to our existing hearing aid clients until further notice.
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 on 01403 218700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org