As a long established audiologist, Stephen is unrivalled in his expertise to give peace of mind experience with 100% advice.
- RHAD Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
- FSHAA Fellow Society Hearing Aid Audiologist
- FRSPH Fellow Royal Society Public Health
- HCPC Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
Having been providing hearing aids for over 41 years with a renowned aftercare service, Stephen knows what he is talking about. He also knows how to provide a great service and honest advice to all his customers.
Stephen and his staff are knowledgeable and friendly-ensuring that people who visit are made to feel welcome and relaxed. Whether you are here to buy batteries, talk about your hearing, discuss hearing aids available, or to have a hearing assessment, they will always do their best to be helpful and friendly.
Stephen frequently attends the manufacturers’ Seminars when a new aid is available or other new technology. This enables him to keep at the forefront of what is available, new technology as it happens and how it works.
Tom originally started his working life as an Osteopath. Following numerous commercial roles in the medical industry, he found himself working for one of the hearing aid manufacturers as an Account Manager, looking after Audiologists both in the private, NHS and national chain sectors.
Tom quickly realised that he missed the one-to-one interaction with patients and found the hearing field fascinating. He therefore joining the Bedford Hearing Centre and retrained as an audiologist, qualifying in 2019.
With his commercial knowledge and armed with degrees in Physiology (function of the body), Osteopathy and Hearing Aid Audiology he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. He is a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD) and Member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (MSHAA).
Bedford Hearing Centre is your independent, local Hearing Healthcare Centre.
Unlike some other hearing aid providers, we are a permanent, dedicated, purpose-built centre and pride ourselves on our full and extensive aftercare service, which is an important and essential part of the fitting process. We also offer domiciliary visits where necessary.
The Hearing Centre is well established with up-to-date technology for testing. The latest sound booth is used for precision testing. As an independent centre, not being tied to one manufacturer, we supply all types and makes from internationally renowned manufacturers. With no specific commitment to any one manufacturer, we deal with all the leading makes such as:
We have access to the very latest in hearing aid technology – often months before they are launched, enabling us to obtain new instruments before they become generally available.
The idea of Hearcentres was developed by Jonathan Ormerod, a respected Hearing Aid Audiologist with over twenty five years experience in the hearing aid profession.
Jonathan comes from a family background in hearing aids. His father, David Ormerod, built a very successful business which grew over many years into leading name in the profession and part of the high street in many towns across the country.
Hearcentres is different. Rather than a large, national chain, Jonathan wanted to create a group of like-minded, local, independent hearing aid centres. He has always believed that people prefer to deal with an established local professional, who is recommended by others.
Jonathan originally established and developed hearing centres in Horsham, West Sussex and Reigate, Surrey. He learnt how to build a long-term relationship with his customers and the businesses are still thriving today.
Hearcentres is now made up of a group of similar established dedicated local hearing centres across the South, East and Middle of England.
It is vital, however that they all retain their individual identities and are established in their local areas as the “hearing centre” to go to if you have a hearing problem.
“Our philosophy is simple. Offer excellent service at all times and fit the best hearing aids. A combination of old tradition and new technology which our customers really appreciate.” – Jonathan