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Friday, June 23rd, 2006 at 2:47 pm
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Hearing Problems

ABC Hearing Aid Consultancy

In some cases, sinus related problems can lead to infections which in turn cause varying degrees of deafness. Untreated, this can become permanent and your medical practitioner may refer you to an audiologist.
Hearing aid audiologist Amanda Brady operates from new premises in Uphall Broxburn, where she sees patients with a variety of problems.
Did you know:
• There are 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people – that’s 1 in 7 of the UK population and the number is rising as the elderly population increases.
• Most of the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK have developed a hearing loss as they have got older.
• Around the age of fifty, the proportion of deaf people begins to increase sharply and 55% of people over sixty are deaf or hard of hearing.

For many people, accepting that the time has come to address their particular hearing impairment can be difficult enough, so they need a service that concentrates just as much on their comfort as it does with the practicalities. This is where a company like ABC Hearing Aid Consultancy comes in.
ABC offers the latest in digital technology, hearing aids which combine exceptional performance and superb clarity for those wishing to improve their hearing and which are not available on the NHS.
You may have to wait for over a year at some NHS hospitals in Lothian for basic provision. Private hearing aids are available in cosmetically more acceptable models than the standard behind-the-ear NHS provision, for example, aids which sit completely inside the ear and are barely visible. Most manufacturers have expanded their range of products to include low cost as well as high power digital hearing aids for people with either a limited budget or a more severe hearing loss. By providing customers with the most up to date options, to suit their varying lifestyle needs, ABC Hearing provides a service which is second to none.
The company comprises husband and wife team, Trevor and Amanda Brady. Amanda is a well known audiologist, with over twenty years experience in both the public and private sectors. She started off as an NHS audiologist, then worked as a Registered Dispenser and, by 1994, was working at the highest level in the NHS as Senior Chief Audiologist at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. For six years, she managed the Lothian Area Adult Audiology Service but five years ago, she decided to move to the private sector.
“ I saw a way to use my professional experience to provide an independent, balanced and trustworthy approach,” she says. “To me, it’s all about treating people as individuals and assessing their needs against the widest possible range of solutions.”
To achieve this, Amanda carries out a FREE detailed consultation where she assesses the client’s need and recommends the best solution. She then carries out expert fitting and programming, as well as providing comprehensive instructions as to the use and care of the chosen product.
There is a 30 day trial period, which now combines to give the necessary support.
“There isn’t one solution that suits everyone,” Amanda says. “By listening to my clients I can identify their needs precisely and effectively. My experience and the personal attention I give, means that clients trust me to find the best solution for them not just once, but on a continuing level as their condition alters.”
Amanda and Trevor have just opened the first private Hearing Care Centre in West Lothian. The Centre is situated at 16 Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall, a location which offers free parking facilities away from the traffic jams of Edinburgh and close to the M8 Junction 3. Amanda’s many clients in East Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian will be able to get there easily, but, for those who can’t, home visits can still be arranged.


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