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.