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Audiology

Audiology is the specialty concerned with the study of hearing and the treatment of vertigo, dizziness, disequilibrium, tinnitus, hearing impairment and hyperacusis.

We will give you a personalised hearing care plan with regular follow ups and annual reviews. The latest wireless accessories are provided with the premium hearing aids suitable for people with busy lifestyles.

Our audiologist (Ear Specialist) specialises in:

  • Hearing Loss Assessment
  • Advanced hearing aids and accessories
  • Full personalised hearing care packages
  • Ear Protection/Ear plugs
  • In-ear-monitors

 

Dr Soumit Dasgupta (m) - Audiologist

Originally trained in ENT surgery, Dr Dasgupta then trained in Audiovestibular Medicine in the North West Deanery. He obtained his certificate of completion of specialist training in 2008. This is a super specialty involved in prevention, investigation, diagnosis and management of adults and children with disorders of hearing, balance and tinnitus. This is a medical specialty allied to neurology.

He has been working at a consultant level in the specialty over the last 5 years. He is well published in peer reviewed journals and lectures widely in his specialty at the international and national level as an invited speaker. He is an honorary tutor in Audiology and Deafness in the University of Manchester where he teaches in both undregraduate and postgraduate levels. He also works as a medical adviser in Service Personnel and Veterans Agency under the Ministry of Defence where he is involved with medicolegal work.

His expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of complex balance disorders, complex hearing losses, problems in central processing of sound and tinnitus. One of his main interests is investigating the commonest vestibular disorder known - BPPV where he is currently researching into the causes for this recurrent and debilitating condition for a cure.

Dr Dasgupta clinical interests include:

  • Complex hearing loss including genetic hearing loss
  • Subjective and objective tinnitus with rehabilitation
  • Vestibular and balance medicine and auditory processing disorder
  • Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV)

 

Mr Stephen Bowles (m) - Audiologist

Mr Stephen Bowles is a specialist in audiology and hearing aid dispensing. He qualified as an NHS audiologist in 1976 and worked in the NHS in Sheffield and Chesterfield providing general audiological services until 1994.

Mr Bowles qualified as a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD) in 1996 and in 1997, set up his own private practice, 'Clarity Hearing Care', providing independent audiological services and privately dispensed bespoke custom digital hearing aids.

His practice also includes providing tinnitus management services, the provision of hearing protection products, occupational hearing screening and related audiological support to ENT colleagues and other agencies.

Mr Bowles’ work at Claremont continues to develop with a commitment to help promote public awareness about hearing loss, including the psychological and social consequences of hearing loss, which is now markedly improved through early detection and intervention.

The range and availability of digital hearing aid technologies are now widely advanced which enables enhanced hearing in background noise and which are priced competitively with varying specifications and automatic features, including ‘Bluetooth Connectivity’.

All of Mr Bowles’ products can be supplied on an initial trial basis and are fully guaranteed with uncompromised support and aftercare. Consultations can be arranged at Claremont for a comprehensive hearing test and assessment without the necessity of GP referral, liaison with a GP may take place with regards to advice and referrals including any significant medical condition requiring further investigation, treatment or specialist medical/ENT intervention.

 

Mr Peter Byrom (m) - Audiologist

Mr Peter Byrom has been a registered Hearing Aid Dispenser for over 12 years and has over 20 years of experience as an audiologist within the NHS including as a clinical lead for adult Audiology Services.
 
Services include:    
  • Hearing Diagnostics
  • Tinnitus Support
  • Hearing Aid Fitting
  • Hearing Tests and Advice.
Peter uses evidence-based Real Ear Measures to ensure the correct sound output from your hearing aids, and is very comfortable with fitting hearing aids to complex hearing losses. As a result of his research during his MSc (Merit) in advanced practice from University of Leeds he was able to talk at the international Tinnitus Seminar in Berlin.
 
With 5 year warranty as standard and 30 day money back guarantee for hearing aids Peter is keen to provide exceptional service levels.

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