Audiologists, manufacturers and suppliers had a chance to catch up and find out what’s new in the industry at the AIHHP hearing expo .

This event, in Oxford, is an opportunity for audiologists to recognise the contribution that manufacturers make to hearing health. It is especially aimed at the unsung heroes who work behind the scenes repairing hearing aids and organising deliveries.

The weekend featured workshops on different subjects, including Hearing Dogs, the Audiology Academy and dementia.


Elvis the hearing dog with Hearbase managing director Mark Scutchings

There were also talks throughout the weekend on various topics delivered by those both inside and outside the hearing industry.  Behaviour insight advisor Jez Rose gave a talk called Flip the Switch n which he said that asking the right questions can lead to extraordinary results.

“Are we brave enough to change,” he asked his audience.  “I spend my time asking people to do things differently.” He said people spent time focusing on the negative instead of the positive and he outlined practical ways of managing change.


Other speakers included Sarah Riches from the Audiology Academy and Andrew Coulter from Phonak. His talk was called Hearing and Cognition. A question time panel also took place when attendees asked questions of a group of senior executives from hearing aid manufacturers.

The weekend also saw the AIHHP – Association of Independent Hearing Health Professionals – awards evening The Golden Lobes. This is when various hearing aid manufacturers and individuals are recognised for their contribution to the industry.