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We all value our hearing and deserve the very best care and support to help us hear well.

The ethos of The Hearing Practice in all that we do is to provide the best hearing care and support possible and being a Private Audiology Clinic we feel we can do just that.

Ms Fiona Bateson leads an extensive team of private Specialists including Audiologists, Specialist Nurses, Reception Staff and Secretaries and we aim to see you for your first appointment within a week so the answers to your or your Child's hearing issues can be resolved quickly and in a relaxed and caring environment.


You don’t have to be over 65 to have a hearing problem. It can happen at any age but as 1 in 3 people over 65 have hearing loss, we know it’s very common, but we also know that your hearing is not the same as everyone else’s. It’s your hearing problem with your family, your friends and your work so your hearing is assessed and supported the way you need it to be.

The sensitive and caring approach to all our patients comes from Fiona Bateson’s passion to give the best hearing care possible. She and her team take the time to get to know you and your lifestyle so we can really understand your personal hearing difficulties and get you back to great hearing. We pride ourselves on having a longstanding relationship with our patients.

If you would just like information on you or your child’s hearing, then of course we’re here for that. But if you’re having problems hearing we will gently guide you through the hearing assessment and testing process, help you choose the right hearing aids if they are necessary, fit your hearing aids using the best digital fitting techniques and give you all the help and support you need on your journey to better hearing.

As part of our care and long-lasting relationship we have with our patients we offer our first-class Hearing Care Programme to ensure we get you hearing again and ensure that you continue to do so with yearly monitoring so you know you’re hearing is in great hands.

Get in touch with The Hearing Practice today for more information or to book an appointment and get back to hearing well again.



Fiona Bateson, founder and Director of The Hearing Practice, originally trained as a Clinical Audiologist at Charing Cross Hospital and University College London and feels privileged to have received her tinnitus training under the world renowned Tinnitus Specialists Dr Jonathan Hazel and Jackie Sheldrake.

She worked for the NHS for over 28 years in Hertfordshire and Essex and her expertise, commitment to her role and her very personal care approach to her patients allowed her to become Chief Clinical Audiologist and Head of Service for many years. She was fortunate to spend her last few years in the NHS as Chief Clinical Audiologist at the world renowned Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge which she feels was the icing on the cake.

Fiona set up her private practice more than 25 years ago and has been helping Hertfordshire hear for all this time from her main practice at Pinehill Hospital in her home town of Hitchin. She also has two other clinics at The Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth and Spire Hospital in Harpenden and runs two Tinnitus Support Groups for not only her own patients but for any members of the general public who have tinnitus.

She works with all your local ENT Consultants and GP’s, receiving hearing and tinnitus referrals from all over the country and is well known as a Medico Legal Expert in her field.

Fiona’s passion for great personal service and her vast experience and expertise allows her to give all her patients and their families the first class personal hearing care service and support that she would want for herself and her own family. Personalising your hearing care all the way is at the heart of The Hearing Practice.

As part of her team we’re on the end of the phone to answer any queries, helping you start your journey to better hearing and ensure we keep you hearing the best you can.


Call today for information on how we can help you hear better