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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.

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 three other clinics at One Hatfield Hospital, The Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth and Spire Hospital in Harpenden and runs two FREE 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 of how we can help you hear better