Duncan started work at Aston Hearing in 1998. Duncan was delighted to discover his true vocation in life was audiology. Early on in his training his natural empathy and technical abilities were soon recognised by the founder of Aston Hearing Susan Webster. This was a very fortuitous situation as Susan Webster was Duncan’s new mother-in-law following his marriage to Susan’s daughter Kate in August 1998! Aston Hearing at this time ran from consulting rooms at Susan’s home in Loosley Row, near Princes Risborough.
Kate joined the family business in 1999 when it was decided that Aston Hearing needed to be more accessible to people. Kate managed the opening and running of the Great Missenden Practice, which later moved to its current home – Flint Barn Court in Amersham Old.
Duncan and Kate took over the ‘reigns of the business’ from Susan Webster in 2007 and have worked together to slowly and organically grow Aston Hearing to the 3 practice business it is today.
Duncan and Kate are passionate about Aston Hearing and audiology generally. Duncan was Chair of the Associaiton of Independent Hearing Healthcare Practitioners (AIHHP) and is currently the Treasurer.
One of the proudest moments in the history of Aston Hearing is when Duncan was awarded the UK and European Audiologist of the Year in 2016.
Duncan and Kate have two children, Lucia (15) and Charlie (12) and lovely black Labrador called Maisie, all of whom are very much part of the Aston Hearing family.