At Hearbase, we take pride in our team of highly skilled clinicians who are dedicated to providing exceptional care and expertise in various areas of audiology. From wax removal experts to hearing diagnostics professionals, hearing aid specialists to tinnitus specialists, our clinicians offer a comprehensive range of services to meet your hearing health needs.
Sharon Harris qualified as an audiologist in 2007 and has worked in Kent since 2008. Before qualifying Sharon had a very varied career, always working with and caring for people, including in banking, beauty therapy and travel agency work.
“I believe in treating everyone I help as an individual, finding out what is important to them with their hearing needs, and then tailoring the best solution I can to help them find a better quality of life."
"The impact of hearing loss is enormous, not only regarding hearing, but also in socialising, language, cognition. The hearing solutions field is one of the most interesting for me and where I built on the most important part of my career."
Since joining Hearbase in March 2018, Hannah leads our clinic at The One Ashford and specialises in the vast range of private hearing aids from the world’s leading manufacturers. She offers counselling, support and expert advice for all of her patients.
"Not being able to hear, seriously impacts your quality of life, not to mention talking with friends, family and others. I recommend if you show any of these early signs, you should get it checked. If you are concerned about someone close to you who struggles to hear, speak to them about getting a free hearing test with Hearbase. Why not join them to offer support if they need a little bit of encouragement."
After gaining her audiology degree in Coimbra, Portugal, in 2006, Sandra worked with a leading hearing aid supplier. She also worked in the ear, nose and throat department of a clinical centre in Portugal where she broadened her experience in diagnostic audiology. She decided to move to the UK in 2012 to further expand her audiology skills.
“For me, hearing is a valuable sense that is often forgotten and taken for granted. Helping people to hear better has an impact not only on that person’s life but also on their family and friends. It is amazing to see every day what a hearing aid can do to improve someone’s quality of life.”
Nikki joined Hearbase in October 2012. She is responsible for the private hearing aid service at our Folkestone branch, one of our busiest locations.
She was originally employed in an adminitrative role at Hearbase but was supported by the company to undertake a two-year audiology degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. After graduating she became part of the clinical team and continues to develop her professional skills. Nikki has gained a reputation across the company for her caring and compassionate approach and high levels of patient satisfaction.
After gaining her audiology degree in Porto, Joana worked in some of the major hospitals and hearing centres in Portugal. Working in diagnosis and rehabilitation with people of all ages, Joana tested hearing and fitted hearing aids from the world’s leading manufacturers. She was also part of a team who screened newborn babies for hearing loss.
While in Portugal Joana organised audiology sessions at primary and elementary schools, arranged hearing aid workshops and carried out hearing screening with children and adults.
She says: “Working for Hearbase is very gratifying. Ever since I started my audiology studies I had wanted to come and work in England. The best thing about my job is seeing the smiles and happiness of my patients when they can hear again.”
Sally joined Hearbase in November 1999. She is the senior audiologist at The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury and is responsible for the private hearing aid service there. She is one of the longest-serving members of the clinical team and is involved in training and support and keeping the team up-to date with the latest developments in hearing aid technology.
"Each day brings a new set of challenges, whether it is a patient struggling to get used to hearing again or someone who did not realise that they were deaf. My role in helping these people gives me great satisfaction."
Fiona joined Hearbase in 2018. She has an extensive career in audiology, working for decades in the National Health Service.
She trained at The Institute of Laryngology and Otology and The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London, working there in several specialities, including adult rehab, neuro-otology and paediatrics. Fiona has also worked as a research assistant.
Ear Care Technician
"Hearing is such an essential factor in everyday life and seeing individuals struggle with this really got me interested in helping with hearing loss. I was amazed to find out how many people were affected by ear wax alone."
Ear Care Technician
“Looking for new skills, I studied the anatomy and physiology of the ear, and it was amazing how poor ear health can affect people’s social interacting and hearing loss. If I can play a part in someone’s life to help promote better hearing and give back a little of people’s social abilities then there can be no more job satisfaction than that.”
Ear Care Technician
"I have been a HCA for more than 13 years now and helping people is something I am very passionate about, I am also a personal trainer which I just do on weekends with family and friends when I have the time."