About Duncan Collet-Fenson

BSc MSHAA Managing Director & Senior Audiologist UK Audiologist of the Year 2016 Duncan joined Aston Hearing in 1998 becoming a Director of the business when the company incorporated in 2000, becoming Managing Director when the founder of Aston Hearing Services, Susan Webster, retired in September 2008. Duncan has a very intuitive, empathetic audiological style with a deep understanding of how to achieve the best results from the technology available. Duncan currently holds the role as Chairman of AIHHP (The Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals) allows him to promote the highest standards of audiological care and service in the independent sector. Of recent years Duncan has been an invited member of various manufacturers’ focus groups, allowing him to highlight the concerns of end users directly to those involved in product research and development. Duncan married Susan‘s daughter Kate in 1998 and they have two children, Lucia and Charlie.

December  COVID-19 update

As you will all be aware the plans to relax Covid rules at Christmas have now been scrapped and we are placed into new tier 4 restrictions. This means we are only allowed to celebrate Christmas with members of our own household and support bubbles. People in tier 4 are not allowed to travel [...]

By |2020-12-20T15:45:22+00:00December 20th, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Covid-19|Comments Off on December  COVID-19 update

Aston Hearing Service Update, 2nd November – 4th December 2020

WE ARE AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE - ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL CONTINUE AS BOOKED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEFollowing the announcement by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Saturday 31st October 2020 with the news of a nationwide lockdown we can confirm that Aston Hearing will remain open in Amersham and Thame on a strict appointment-only basis. [...]

By |2020-11-02T13:55:40+00:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Covid-19|Comments Off on Aston Hearing Service Update, 2nd November – 4th December 2020

DIABETES AND HEARING LOSS

By Duncan Collet-Fenson, Audiologist & MD of Aston Hearing Diabetes & Hearing Loss According to recent studies people with diabetes are over three times more likely to have a hearing problem than those who do not have the disease, yet hearing loss is only just coming under the spotlight as a recognised complication of diabetes.  [...]

By |2020-06-24T13:10:20+01:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Taking Hearing Seriously|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on DIABETES AND HEARING LOSS

Service Update – We are open (but on an appointment basis only)

Aston Hearing is making the tentative steps to re-open.  Thank you for your patience during lock-down but now we are very excited to be able to start to provide full services again.We are having to manage a phased re-opening due to the many changes that we have been required to implement to ensure we [...]

By |2020-06-05T17:57:53+01:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Covid-19|Tags: , |1 Comment

Covid-19 Protocol

We all find ourselves in strange times as Coronavirus cases in the UK increase and we all face a phase of uncertainty. We at Aston Hearing are reviewing our practice daily in line with the WHO and government guidelines and remain open for business as best we can. We continue to adhere to the [...]

By |2020-04-10T12:33:43+01:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Covid-19|Tags: , |Comments Off on Covid-19 Protocol

ChatableApps and Aston Hearing: looking to the future

It all started on my second day working for ChatableApps. I arrived one foggy morning in Oxfordshire. Aston Hearing had invited the ChatableApps team to their HearToday event at The Oxfordshire golf club. Giles, the CEO of ChatableApps, picked me up from the train station and we drove along winding country roads until [...]

By |2020-01-24T15:23:34+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Hearing Technology|Comments Off on ChatableApps and Aston Hearing: looking to the future

How to create the best acoustic environment for an event

The new year has begun and the Christmas parties are over but this is a good time to reflect back. What learning can we apply to plan better and more comfortable events this coming year?There is so much to arrange and think about when planning an event, but optimising the acoustics is vital for both [...]

By |2020-01-16T17:42:11+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Aston Hearing, Dinner|Comments Off on How to create the best acoustic environment for an event

Apple ‘iOS 13’ – Not everyone was ready

In June 2019 Apple showed their next upcoming release of iOS, ‘iOS 13’. Three weeks after the new operating system was shown developers were able to try out the operating system to make sure their applications will work when it comes out to the public. Throughout the trial period, I routinely updated my network on [...]

By |2019-12-02T14:42:29+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Aston Hearing, Hearing Technology, On-going research, Service Desk, Taking Hearing Seriously, Team|Comments Off on Apple ‘iOS 13’ – Not everyone was ready

Protect your ears on Fireworks Night

By Duncan Collet-Fenson, Audiologist & MD of Aston Hearing With bonfire night fast approaching, many of us will be looking forward to autumnal fun with bonfires and fireworks.  Most of us know to avoid the risk of burns because of fireworks but they can also be dangerous to our hearing whether you are attending an [...]

By |2019-11-09T11:40:37+00:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Noise Protection, Taking Hearing Seriously|Comments Off on Protect your ears on Fireworks Night

Listen up! How to protect your hearing at work

The risks of your hearing not being protected at work include ear damage and hearing loss, Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) and tinnitus. Protect your ears from over-exposure to noise because otherwise the consequences can be life changing. Find out if you need ear protection by asking what the average levels of noise you are exposed to throughout [...]

By |2019-08-25T13:24:47+01:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Aston Hearing, Clinical Ear Care, Noise Protection, Taking Hearing Seriously, Tinnitus|Comments Off on Listen up! How to protect your hearing at work
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