BSC (HONS) AUDIOLOGY, RHAD, MSHAA
Claire qualified as an Audiologist with first-class honours from De Montfort University, Leicester. Her training included placements at The Leicester Royal Infirmary and at The Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Alongside the London Road Clinic Consultant ENT Surgeons, Claire has established The Hearing Centre. Here she is committed to provide the very best in hearing care, conducting audiometric testing using the most up to date equipment and has access to the latest hearing aid technology. As an independent practice she has access to all hearing technologies from all manufacturers. Claire is always keen to learn and keep up to date with the fast moving world of Audiology, regularly attending national and international conferences and training academies.
As well as running The Hearing Centre and performing diagnostic hearing and balance investigations, Claire worked as a Senior Audiologist in the NHS at the Leicester Royal Infirmary for a number of years. Her time here gave her a wealth of experience with NHS hearing aids. After leaving the NHS, Claire moved to the Ear Foundation, a Charity based in Nottingham. Working with the Ear Foundation Claire worked with Cochlear Implants and Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. Within her role Claire worked as part of the Sound Advice service and established the resource centre which has given individuals the opportunity to try assistive listening devices such as telephones, Bluetooth devices, loop systems and FM Systems which they would not have previously used.
Claire’s experience has given her an excellent foundation for her private practice. By working close with the ENT Consultants she has specialised in complex hearing aid fittings. Claire has a vast amount of experience working with those with hearing loss as a result of otological factors such as: menieres disease, otoscerosis, single-sided hearing loss, tinnitus, conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. Her experience with all hearing technologies means that Claire is able to look at all options available including: invisible in the canal, receiver in the canal, behind the ear, in the ear hearing aids, bone conduction hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Outside of work Claire is kept active by her little boy and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Claire is also a keen netball player, playing in a local league.
BSC (HONS) AUDIOLOGY, RHAD, MSHAA
Shirin joined The Hearing Centre in August 2014 after graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester with a first-class honours degree in Audiology.
Shirin has received training from an NHS background at placements which include The Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Here she has developed a wealth of audiological skills and experience which include dealing with all different types of appointments with a diverse range of patients. Shirin completed her dissertation on tinnitus and is familiar with all the different managing techniques available, which is a useful tool when counselling tinnitus clients with a hearing loss.
Being confident and experienced with using NHS aids, Shirin has now turned her attention onto private hearing aids to add to her portfolio. She has received one to one training with all the different manufacturers who dispense aids privately which include, Phonak, GN Resound, Oticon, Siemens, Widex, Unitron and Starkey. Shirin has also received training on specialised bone anchored hearing aids from reputed manufacturers such as Cochlear and Oticon Medical.
Working with Claire, Shirin enjoys supporting her with running hearing assessments, swim mould clinics and assisting in all other types of appointments. This is particularly useful when she uses her multi lingual skills to fluently converse with clients in their preferred first language, be it Gujarati, Hindi or Urdu.
Since joining The Hearing Centre, Shirin is committed to providing the very best in hearing care and does so by moving with the fast paced world of Audiology. She regularly attends the latest conferences with Claire, so has access to the most up to date information and hearing aid devices.
Outside of work Shirin enjoys swimming, experimenting with cooking and travelling to new places.