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Claire Francis


Claire has had a long and varied career within Audiology, which began in 1997 when she completed a Masters of Science in Audiology. She qualified to work as a Clinical Scientist in the NHS and afterwards as a Masters-level Audiologist in Australia. On return to the UK, Claire worked her way up to Head of Paediatric, and then Adult Audiology at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, also working one day a week as a lecturer on the BSc of Audiology. However, her love of clinical face-to-face work prompted a decision to train to work in the private sector and has worked privately as a Hearing aid Audiologist since 2007. During this time she has also worked as an assessor of other NHS and private departments to check their standards.

“I am excited to be working for The Hearing Care Partnership as they allow me to work to very high clinical standards, using the very best hearing aid technology and to spend the time with my patients so they can achieve the very best outcomes.

Outside of work I enjoy going to live music events and days out with my husband and twin girls.”

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Having tried a few hearing aid options previously, without finding a comfortable solution, I was not expecting to get such a great resolution as I found with The Hearing Partnership in Bideford. Claire Francis was extremely knowledgeable and very keen to get to a longer term solution that worked for me, even though that meant putting up with me asking for adjustments to the type of aid in order to achieve a perfect fit. Thank you so much Claire.
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Michael Draper

12 months ago

After wearing NHS hearing aids for about two years , it was a delight to be able to hear all about me and listen to the radio at the same time. It is also so useful to be able to fine tune the performance. I had the most excellent service from Claire at Bridgeland Street and the after service has been excemplary . I really am most grateful to Claire and the little darlings in my ears.
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DB Hughes

12 months ago

Excellent visit. I went to check my hearing and was treated with empathy, care and professionalism by Claire Francis. Each part of the process was well explained and it was a very interesting experience. I didn’t need hearing aids but have every confidence that when I eventually do, that it will be a positive visit in every respect. Thank you Claire for making my first visit so positive!
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Fiona Gardener

12 months ago

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