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The Edinburgh Hearing Practice Team

We understand that hearing loss happens in your ears, but it can have a dramatic effect on many aspects of your lifestyle and health. We know we can help.

Independent Hearing Care

We are an independent, family run hearing healthcare practice with state-of-the-art premises in Corstorphine, Gullane and more recently in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross. We are committed to providing the very best hearing aids combined with unrivalled aftercare to help you on your journey to better hearing.

We understand that taking the first steps towards better hearing can be daunting, but we are committed to providing you with the very best care, information and support so that you are able to make an informed decision. As an independent practice we will make a recommendation based purely on your needs and will provide lifelong service and aftercare to release the full potential of your hearing aids. Our business is fuelled by word of mouth referrals - we are here to listen to you and give you the very best advice and care.

With Three Centres in Edinburgh, Auchterarder and Gullane

Our Hearing Healthcare Team

Martin Smith and Katie Webster

 

Martin Smith DipHE HAA RHAD MSHAA

Director and Audiologist

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Martin has worked in the hearing aid industry for over 30 years. Working for an American Hearing Aid Manufacturer and a Swiss Hearing company working within departments such as production, design and Research and Development so he knows hearing aids literally inside and out. He has always been fascinated by the technology involved and the beneficial impact that it has on the lives of people with hearing loss. He’s a keen cyclist and has played golf off single figures for nearly 40 years and is still waiting for his first hole-in-one.                                                                                                      

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Katie Webster BSc (hons) PgDip RHAD MSHAA

Director and Audiologist

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Katie qualified as an audiologist over 10 years ago. She has worked in the NHS and more recently for one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Katie was responsible for the roll out of Lyric in the UK, the world’s first extended wear hearing aid and worked closely with the research and development team in Switzerland. Katie trained many of the current Lyric providers in the UK and Ireland and has fitted a huge number of Lyric devices. When she is not at work, Katie enjoys exploring the beautiful city of Edinburgh with Martin and the dogs, visiting her family in beautiful North Wales and can often be found knitting and crocheting all sorts of goodies!

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Neil McCurrach

 

Neil McCurrach

Audiologist

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Neil joined the team in late 2019 having worked in the hearing aid industry for over 30 years. He has worked for national and multi-national hearing aid companies in various roles throughout his career. Neil has a wealth of experience in customer care, hearing aid technology and helping his patients get the best from their hearing. When not working he can be found on the west coast of Scotland, messing about in boats with his wife and Heather the sailing Schnoodle or at home trying to perfect a sourdough loaf.

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Lynsey Murray

Audiologist

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Lynsey joined the team in early 2018 having worked as a qualified audiologist within the NHS for over 12 years. Lynsey has a passion for ear care, rehabilitation & promoting a patient centric service. When Lynsey is not working, she can be found hillwalking with her rescue dogs or volunteering at several animal shelters.

 
Meet The Rest of Our Team

Alasdair

Alasdair

Process Co-ordinator

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Alasdair joined the team in April 18 and is mainly based in our Gullane Practice. With a background in the financial sector and project work, he splits his time between front of house duties and looking at the business’s processes and procedures. When not working, most of his time is taken up with his children, James and Maya, who keep him very busy.

Ian

Ian

Finance Manager

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Ian joined the practice in January 2019. Ian spent the previous 35 years as an Accountant in the Hospitality industry both at unit level and later in corporate office with 10 years spent in Africa, the Middle East and Ireland. Now working part-time Ian focuses on the Accounts side of the business but occasionally can be spotted Front of House in Edinburgh. When not 'doing sums' Ian is an avid, if slow, reader and a film buff who still likes to keep his hand in with Hospitality by sampling the delights of restaurants both near and far.

Yvonne

Yvonne

Administrator

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Yvonne joined our Auchterarder practice in January 2018 from her previous roles in training and the public sector. Having recently moved to the town, she is thoroughly enjoying getting to know all our patients. She works part-time, which leaves her plenty of opportunities to walk her westie and explore the area. She is often found testing scones and chatting to everyone she meets.

Tracy

Tracy

Administrator

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Tracy joined the Auchterarder Practice in June 2018 following a move to Auchterarder in December 2017. Tracy previously spent 33 years working in the Ministry of Defence in support of our Forces - based in Liverpool, London and the last 21 years in Bristol. Now working part-time, she is able to join her husband hill walking and is thoroughly enjoying exploring the local Ochils and getting to know Perthshire in general. Tracy can often be seen being taken for walks by her two dogs, Archie and Issy.

Alice

Stephen

Administrator

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Stephen Joined the practice in August 2020. He grew up in Edinburgh before going to study Biology at Heriot-Watt University. Throughout his time at university Stephen worked part-time in customer Support at John Lewis but has since come here after graduating. Outside of the practice he likes to relax by reading along with a novelty beer or two, enjoying the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with friends or family.

Elaine

Elaine

Administrator

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Before joining us, Elaine worked in John Lewis for 20 years, starting in her home town of Glasgow, before moving to Edinburgh in 2002 where she worked in Finance. Her spare time is taken up by her two children - Rudi & Erica, and they try to visit their extensive family in Glasgow as often as possible. When she gets the opportunity Elaine enjoys hill walking, particularly in the Lake District where she holidays with her family. Catching up with friends over a coffee (or glass of wine!) and going to see live comedy or music is a real bonus!

Betty

Betty

Shop Dog and Mascot

Betty – Mostly seen in our Gullane practice Betty is the big sister. She loves to meet and greet our patients with a very large ‘smile’ and it is not uncommon for her to attend home visits. Her two favourite things in life are her ball (actually she has quite a collection) and having her belly rubbed.     

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Mavis

Mavis

Shop Dog and Mascot

Mavis – Mainly seen (and sometimes heard) in our Corstorphine practice Mavis is the younger sister of Betty. For a youngster she can give a loud welcome and loves to spend time behind reception greeting all who enter the practice. Her favourite pastimes are digging, wagging her tail and offering her paw for a tasty treat.

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Hearing Aids Hearing aids supplied and fitted to patient's individual hearing loss
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Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh hearing centre is comfortable, warm and welcoming, however we still offer the very best in cutting edge care using the highest quality equipment and world recognised procedures.

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Gullane

Our second hearing aid centre in Gullane, East Lothian has been designed with our usual ethos in mind. Comfortable and welcoming but with the highest quality care and service offered.

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Auchterarder

Our recently opened hearing aid centre in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross is comfortable, warm and welcoming, combined with the very best in cutting edge and the highest quality equipment and world recognised procedures.

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What Our Patients Say

Rated 5 out of /5 based on 3 customer reviews

Hearing Aids Hearing aids supplied and fitted to patient's individual hearing loss
Extremely Professional

This practice and all staff within are extremely professional. Katie will put you at ease the minute you sit in the chair. I have used this practice on numerous occations and came away extremely satified with the treatment i received. If you suffering with ear wax problems try them!! I guarentee you won`t be disappointed. You never know, you may even get a cuddle from POPPY!!!!!

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Comprehensive and Meticulous

I am an experienced hearing aid user who recently attended Edinburgh Hearing Aid Practice for assessment. The latter was the most comprehensive I have experienced to date. Audiologist Katie was meticulous in arriving at the best solution for me. She has a positive and sympathetic approach which is so important in this sensitive area.

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Friendly and Professional

My appointment with Katie was informative, professional and relaxed. She immediately put me at ease regarding the procedure I was about to have and advised me on the best earplugs to protect my hearing whilst playing loud music. I cannot recommend Edinburgh Hearing Practice enough. Receiving a friendly welcome from reception and a professional consultation made the whole experience worthwhile.

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Hearing Aids Hearing aids supplied and fitted to patient's individual hearing loss