Kate

/Kate Collet-Fenson

About Kate Collet-Fenson

Originally Kate had no intention of joining her mother’s business; it was only when her husband, Duncan, started to work for the company that she became more personally involved. Once this interest was ignited she worked hard to help grow Aston Hearing Services and is responsible for managing the office on a day-to-day basis. She became a qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist in 2002. Kate has become very involved in the development of the network of Independent Hearing Professionals (IHP). IHP is a larger network of hearing professionals whose aim is to promote hearing health awareness to the general public.

Your Hearing – A Very Valuable Commodity

Your Hearing – A Very Valuable Commodity It is essential for everyone to take care of their ears and hearing as damage to the auditory system could be irreparable. However, if you have hearing loss it is especially important to preserve and protect your remaining hearing as communicating freely with others [...]

You Don’t Have to Shout

Losing the privilege to hear normally in one or both ears is more than an unexpected disappointment. It is a bewildering, life-changing event that strikes fear in your heart, as Jay Myers recounts. It could have been the frequent, bone-rattling and often aggressive cough that triggered the outcome. The Consultant ENT Surgeon said [...]

Why Glue Ear Shouldn’t be Ignored

What is Glue Ear? Glue ear (medical term otitis media) occurs in the middle ear and can be common in children due to the physical contracts of their Eustachian tubes becoming easily blocked and less able to drain. This changes as they grow, the Eustachian tube (Ear's connection to the throat) becomes [...]

Bone Conduction Headphones

Bone conduction headphones involve old technology, but with a modern twist. For years bone conduction has been used to help people with hearing loss, primarily through bone anchored hearing aids. But now the hearing world is catching on, and bone conduction headphones are becoming a popular choice for people with normal [...]

The Happy Hearing Van – Monthly Drop In

The Happy Hearing Van - Monthly Drop In We recognise it is important, wherever possible, to break down the barriers that prevent people from finding information about their hearing. As a result we are delighted to work in partnership with the lovely people at Wyevale World's End Garden Centre, Wendover.  On the last Friday of [...]

By |2018-06-20T14:01:38+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Aston Hearing, Featured, Hear Today, Taking Hearing Seriously|0 Comments

Managing Change

Managing Change by Karen Williams (Audiologist at Aston Hearing) Two of my clients have generously shared their personal stories - told in their own words - both embody the Albert Einstein quote. With hearing loss it is all about managing change and finding a new kind of norm. This may sound dramatic but [...]

By |2018-06-09T10:29:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Latest Publications|Tags: , |0 Comments

Appreciation Of The Ear And Hearing

Helen Keller, Deaf-Blind Activist (1880-1968) Born in Alabama with normal sight and hearing Helen is believed to have contracted a mystery illness at 19 months which rendered her permanently deaf and blind. It is thought today that it was likely to be meningitis or scarlet fever.

Michelle’s Story – Emergency Protocol in Action

SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) MICHELLE’S STORY EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IN ACTION It was Saturday morning and we received a call from Michelle - she had woken up and was immediately aware that she wasn’t hearing well. She assumed it was wax and had seen our [...]

Elaine’s Story – Not Recognised as SSHL – Permanent Hearing Loss

SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) ELAINE’S STORY NOT RECOGNISED AS SSHL - PERMANENT HEARING LOSS It started as a typical day. My daughter woke me up and cuddled into bed beside me for that extra special 10 minutes sleep before the alarm went off. At that [...]