Earlam and Christopher Optometrists now offer hearing care

Published 21 April 2021  | Updated 16 May 2024  | 3 mins read

The Hearing Care Partnership (THCP) are delighted to announce the opening of our Taunton hearing clinic situated within Earlam and Christopher Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists.

Earlam and Christopher Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists are a family run opticians, with two Somerset-based practices in Langport and Taunton. The team pride themselves on treating all their customers as individuals, with professional and thorough eye health examinations.

At the helm of Earlam and Christopher is husband and wife duo Edward and Susan Farrant. Both qualified optometrists, the couple met whilst studying at the University of Cardiff. Between them they have a wealth of specialist knowledge; Edward is a qualified prescribing optometrist, one of the few in the country to do so, meaning he can not only diagnose, but treat various eye conditions. Sarah Farrant is a leading national expert in therapeutics and dry eye management, as well as the UK Ambassador for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS). Both practices are able to provide many specialist services thanks to the strong knowledge base of the owners and the expert support from their team of optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Supporting their extensive services, the Earlam and Christopher team offer a vast array of the latest designs in frames, contact lenses and other vision care services.

THCP audiologist Selina Risebrow will be supporting the Taunton practice supplying various hearing care services such as:

  • FREE hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Ear wax removal
  • Tinnitus Consultations
Selina Risebrow

Selina’s career in Audiology began when she started working as a receptionist for a large private hearing care company. Not long after starting Selina was offered the opportunity to train as a Hearing Care Assistant. She then spent the following five years gaining clinical experience, testing patients hearing and carrying out repairs and servicing of hearing aids. Selina then went on to undertake a Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at De Montfort University in Leicester, after which she successfully managed her own clinic for four years. It was in 2020 that Selina felt she needed a new challenge and joined The Hearing Care Partnership.

“It’s great to be working with a team where you feel fully supported, and where patient care really is at the core of what we do. I am given the freedom to spend as much time as is needed with each individual which allows me to ensure that my patients have the best solution for their needs and lifestyle.”

To book a hearing appointment at Earlam and Christopher Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists just call the team on 01823 272061 or book an appointment online.