During Sarah’s university studies, she undertook both placement and part time work in the NHS working in Audiology departments in Portsmouth and Southampton. During this time and on completion of her Masters in Audiology (from University of Southampton), Sarah learned that to understand how each individual’s life is uniquely impacted by the audiological problems they may be experiencing.
“I believe that effective Audiological care should be governed by a truly person-centred approach and there should be as much time available as needed to make sure each patients care is individual and personalised to them. By working with The Hearing Care Partnership, they enable me to achieve this and more, to help patients live their lives to the full.
Outside of work, my hobbies include health, fitness, skiing and attending classic car events.”
Jamie started his career in the optical retail sector working in a larger chain optician. Once in the business, he was asked by the audiologist in training at the time to be a patient, so that he could practice his testing and ear moulding. After seeing this and being a part of the audiology practice, he began working towards being more involved and integrated within the clinic.
Initially he was the optical team’s hearing care champion, performing repairs and taking on more administrative tasks, then in 2015 he completed his training to be a Hearing Care Assistant. This position allowed him to gain clinical experience, through testing patients’ hearing and adjusting their hearing aids. Following on from this qualification, Jamie then enrolled at De Montfort University to start his training to become a qualified Hearing Aid Dispenser.
Since qualifying in 2017, Jamie has worked in clinics in the private sector, as well as contract work with the NHS working from prison settings. Jamie then joined The Hearing Care Partnership in late 2019 - here’s why:
“I love working with The Hearing Care Partnership! With such a dedicated and skilled team, who all share the same vision – it’s great being able to use my full clinical skill base as well as being able to focus on delivering person-focused care. It is such a breath of fresh air to be able to fully put the patient at the forefront of what we do.”
Outside of work Jamie enjoys films, comic books and baking as well as spending time with his niece and nephew.