Who we are
Holt Hearing and Balance Services is a family run business covering most of England and Wales. We offer quality private diagnostic assessments and comprehensive rehabilitation for hearing, balance and tinnitus difficulties, along with provision of quality private digital hearing aids. We also offer hearing protection for both industry and leisure.
What we do
We offer customised assessments and impartial advice to suit individual needs. We work closely with a range of professionals locally, including a wide number of Ear Nose and Throat Consultants, to ensure that you receive the best possible care and advice.
We offer appointments throughout the Midlands, Cheshire and Mid Wales. We try to offer flexible appointments where possible and we can see patients who have private health insurance or who wish to self-fund for services. We are HPC registered which means we meet the standards set out by our UK regulator. Please click the link to the right for more information on the Health Professions Council.
Fully Certified and Registered
We are Independent State Registered Consultant Clinical Scientists (Audiology), State Registered Hearing Aid Dispensers and Specialist Audiology Practitioners. We maintain our registration and continuing professional development through regularly attending high level training courses (validated by British Academy of Audiology and Health Professions Council). This ensures our expert assessments and rehabilitation advice remain leading edge and evidence-based.
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiologist)
Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (registration no. 50890)
Following completion of a degree in Physics at Oxford University, Marianne completed a Masters degree in Audiology at Southampton University in 1996. She then trained as an Audiological Scientist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, completing her Certificate of Audiological Competence in 1997. She worked in Berkshire until 2002 then moved to North Staffordshire to work initially with children with hearing loss, and then with adults with hearing and balance difficulties. Since 2005 she has worked as Consultant Audiological Scientist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire up to the birth of her first child. Since then, alongside Philip she has enjoyed dedicating more of her time to developing services provided by their family practice.
She is married to Philip whom she met through work several years ago. Alongside caring for her four children, her interests include cookery, sewing, scuba diving and holidaying in West Wales.
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiologist)
Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (registration no. 50891)
Philip has worked in Audiology for over 20 years, initially training to be an Audiologist at the Royal Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in Shrewsbury. He then completed a Masters degree in Audiology at Manchester University in 1996, completed his Certificate of Audiological Competence in 1999 and then moved to North Staffordshire as Consultant Audiological Scientist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. There he developed, co-ordinated and ran district hearing and balance services for adults and children.
He completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2004 at Staffordshire University. In 2005, he left to work for the University of Manchester, leading Audiology research networks and teaching undergraduate and post-graduate Audiology students. Whilst keeping a part time lecturing position at the university, Philip is enjoying focussing his energies on providing quality services to patients within Holt Services at their increasing range of locations.
Philip is a proud father to Bethan, Harry, George and Rhiannon. His interests include both beach and fly fishing, gardening, and scuba diving. In 2009 Philip was honoured to be elected President of the British Academy of Audiology, of which he has been a member throughout his career.
Clinical Scientist (Audiology)
HCPC Clinical Scientist (Registration no. CS00415)
HCPC Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser – (Registration no. HAD02413)
Elaine is a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist (Audiology) with 11 years of clinical experience working in the NHS. As a Principal Audiological Scientist, Elaine worked with adults with hearing and balance difficulties until 2002 when she took a career break to bring up her two sons, Archie and Harry. In 2013 Elaine took up a position as a research audiologist at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, looking at the effects of aging on hearing and cognition. In September 2014 Elaine joined the team at Holt Hearing and Balance Services. Elaine is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast.
BSc (Hons) Audiology
HCPC Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (Registration no. HAD)
Christine is a senior audiologist and has worked extensively as a general clinical audiologist in various audiology departments in the uk. Her areas of experience include audiological rehabilitation and she is experienced in all aspects of hearing aid fitting and fine tuning. She has a particular interest in vestibular diagnostics, rehabilitation and tinnitus management.
BSc (Hons) Audiology
HCPC Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (Registration no. HAD02498)
Leanne is a Senior Audiologist. She completed her BSc Honours degree in Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2014. Throughout her degree programme she worked in a number of NHS departments. She has experience in all aspects of Audiological rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in hearing aid technology, vestibular rehabilitation and tinnitus assessment and management. In her spare time Leanne enjoys going to the gym, walking and returning to Ireland to visit family.
Hearing Aid Audiologist
Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (registration no. HAD02872)
Having worked with Holt Hearing and Balance Services since 2011, Kirsty works as a Hearing Aid Audiologist and Lyric fitter. Kirsty is experienced in audiological rehabilitation, all aspects of hearing aid fitting and fine tuning. She is also experienced in ear care and wax removal techniques including microsuction and irrigation.
Pre-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser & Trainee Health Psychologist
Aimee joined Holt Hearing in June 2014, and enjoys working as part of a lovely team. She has recently completed her Master’s Degree in Health Psychology with an interest towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Currently she is studying hearing aid dispensing in Cambridge with a view to work for Holt Hearing clinically.
Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Services Representitive
Ashleigh joined Holt Hearing in February 2017. Ashleigh moved to Holt Hearing following her job as a clinical assistant at the Royal Stoke Hospital in Staffordshire. She has joined our team as the Diagnositic and Rehabilitation Services Representative.
Medico Legal Services Representative
Georgia joined Holt Hearing in October 2016 having studied Law at Keele University. Recently Georgia took over booking our Medico Legal patients and contacting our solicitor base to arrange Medico Legal hearing tests.
Having previously worked as a medical secretary with ENT Consultants at Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Tracy now works with Holt Hearing and Balance typing our medical reports.
After many years working in accountancy practice, Chris joined Holt Hearing and Balance Services in 2010 on a part time basis to assist with all financial aspects of the business. In April 2014, he joined the office on a full time basis so that financial matters could be dealt with on a day to day basis. Outside of the office, his spare time is taken up with various musical activities including one choir and two brass bands.