This week we are celebrating our ‘First Birthday’ at the Leeds Audiology Clinic! With this in mind we thought we should share a little more about our story.
Leeds Audiology Clinic is a vision dreamed up by senior audiologist, Andrew Jackson. The aim? To develop a luxury hearing centre in the prestigious area of Park Square, Leeds. He designed and developed the interior of the LAC to create a different experience to High Street hearing aid retailers. This family-run business puts its clients first and understands the importance of hearing well.
Growing up with hearing loss
Why create this clinic? Why strive to offer an exclusive experience in a warm and welcoming environment and take the time to get to truly know each client? The simple answer is Andrew has been in this position himself. After contracting mumps at the age of four, Andrew has suffered from hearing loss. At the age of eighteen, Andrew’s hearing loss cut short his hopes to join the Armed Forces. His hearing loss was confirmed by an ENT Consultant but at that time the style and technology of hearing aids were not ideal for an eighteen-year-old. No hearing aid was offered through the NHS and Andrew was left to adapt to his loss.
Becoming an audiologist
After being made redundant as an engineer, Andrew started to look at private, discreet hearing aids for himself. He decided to retrain as an audiologist to study hearing loss solutions. This enabled him to gain a better understanding of his hearing loss and begin to help others who also struggled with their hearing. He has been a fully qualified audiologist for fourteen years and worked for the NHS for twelve years.
At the Leeds Audiology Clinic we want to help those suffering from hearing loss in a sensitive manner and comfortable environment. We understand the serious impacts of hearing loss and take time to reassure and help clients in every way we can. From the moment you step through the door we aim to give you a different experience to High Street retailers. We are here to listen and help you through your journey to better hearing.