Our Team

Accreditations and Memberships

All of our Audiologists are fully qualified and registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and affiliated to BSHAA (British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists) and are Associate Members of AIHHP (Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals)

 

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Meet the team

Simon Wendland, Director

Imperial Hearing

RHAD MSHAA

With a firm background in business development and customer services Simon’s passion for audiology and an ambition ‘to make a difference’ buying into Cheltenham and Tewkesbury hearing centres was a natural progression for him.  Simon has an intimate knowledge of living with a hearing loss and understands fully the challenges faced by those who struggle to come to terms with wearing hearing aids for the first time. His own personal experiences give him a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of ear care and hearing aid solutions

Simon lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife and three children although you can usually find him in our Westbury On Trym, Bristol clinic.

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Sam Rossiter, Director

Imperial Hearing

RHAD MSHAA

Having worked within the audiology industry for over 20 years, all within the private independent sector, Sam has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of ear care and hearing solutions including clinical care and Ear Health, Tinnitus management and rehabilitation.  Sam also keeps up to date with the continually expanding technologies, how they are best applied and configured ensuring they are bespoke to every patient.

As one of the 2 Directors of Imperial Hearing, Sam has helped steer the company from strength to strength to now being one of the most respected Independent brands in the industry.  He has been individually recognised and nominated for Audiologist of the year and regularly sits on panels for manufacturers and industry bodies, including over 10 years as a council member and former chairman of leading industry group AIHHP (Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals).

Sam lives in Cheltenham and runs our Head Office Cheltenham clinic.

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Aaron Layton

Imperial Hearing

RHAD MSHAA

Aaron is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council and is a member of the British Society of Audiologists. Achieving a Distinction on his theory and a Merit on the practical qualifications in 2007 via the Hearing Aid Council, he has over 10 years of experience fitting all makes and models of hearing instruments.

Covering the South West, with Clinics at Nuffield Taunton, Nuffield Exeter and Dulverton, Aaron would also be able to see you in the comfort of your home or the newly opened Taunton centre.  All hearing assessments, fittings and wax removal can be done in your choice of locations with complete customer satisfaction our primary goal.  Please give us a call to book an appointment.

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Les Cavilla 

Imperial Hearing

RHAD MSHAA CEC

Les began his career with the NHS, and brings over 17 years of clinical experience. He is our Clinical Ear Care specialist, covering Tewkesbury, Swindon and Chipping Sodbury.

With over 12 years in the NHS as a Senior Audiologist, paired with his knowledge of the latest technology available on the private market, Les can offer a complete all round service.

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Tim Cleave

Imperial Hearing

RHAD MSHAA

Tim qualified as an audiologist in 2003 after a ten year career in the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic. He worked for two national hearing care providers prior to starting his own practice, AcoustiCare, in 2009. In 2017, to help grow the practice, Tim sold AcoustiCare to Imperial Hearing Ltd and now manages the centre in Poole for us.

Tim was one of the first audiologists to pass the latest FdSc degree in Hearing Aid Audiology in 2011. He is a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Whilst running Acousticare, Tim served as vice chair of the Hearing Care section of the British Healthcare Trades Association and represented the Hearing Care profession at meetings held at the House of Lords.

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Deborah Schofield

Coventry & Leamington

RHAD MSHAA

Deborah qualified as a hearing aid audiologist and in the removal of wax. She divides her time at our Leamington Spa and Coventry centres. Deborah can also arrange domiciliary visits for patients who are not able to come in to the centres.

Deborah herself has hearing loss and uses hearing aids. This gives her a unique understanding of how patients are feeling and better able to handle any issues that may be encountered during the adjustment to amplification.

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Simon Cowell

Clarity

RHAD MSHAA

After leaving college in the 1970s Simon Cowell (no, not that one) ran his own successful photographic retail business for many years. In 2009 he decided, with his wife Heather, that they would re-train to become Hearing Aid Audiologists. He gained his degree at Anglia Ruskin university in Cambridge and over the past 8 years has helped to establish Clarity Hearing Solutions as one of the most successful independent hearing centres in the South.

Based at our Christchurch centre Simon has become the technical expert for wireless and Bluetooth systems, and has considerable experience in the fitting of CROS and BICROS hearing systems.

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Heather Cowell

Clarity

RHAD MSHAA

In addition to being a fully qualified and experienced hearing aid audiologist, Heather has over 25 years nursing experience. Trained to undertake the full range of ear wax removal procedures, Heather can also offer advice on ear wax management, tinnitus and general ear healthcare.

Heather is based at our Verwood centre. However, she also covers home visits across the Dorset area as well as outreach centres in Southbourne at Shelley Manor Medical Centre, The Barrington Centre in Ferndown and at Verwood Surgery where you can pop in for a chat, assessment of wax and a screening hearing test.

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Sarah Kent

Clarity

RHAD MSHAA

Sarah started training in 2000 and qualified as an Audiologist in 2002. After working for 12 years in the NHS she made the move to the private sector and has never looked back! She became a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser in 2012, and after working for a national provider has settled into life working as an Independent Audiologist.

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Lynn Falzarano

Devon HearingCare

RHAD MSHAA

Lynn is a qualified hearing aid audiologist and ear wax removal specialist based at our centre in Kingsbridge and covering the whole of the South Devon area.
Having worked in the private independent sector for many years Lynn is able to dispense hearing instruments from the full range available, tailored to suit each individual. She enjoys keeping up to date with the latest innovations in hearing testing and hearing technology, with a special interest in tinnitus solutions.

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Sandra Trevessey

Devon HearingCare

Ear Wax Technician

Sandra is a registered nurse previously working in A&E departments and in theatre. Having moved to Devon Sandra has joined the team at our Kingsbridge centre and completed her training in ear wax removal with the nationally recognised centre of excellence in ear care – The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Competent in all methods of ear wax removal Sandra will advise on the best method to suit you, and can offer advice on looking after the health of your ears.

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Jan Hooper

Clarity Hearing Solutions

Ear Wax Technician

Jan has many years experience in the NHS as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. She has joined the Clarity Hearing team and is fully qualified in all aspects of ear wax removal. She will also soon be qualified as a hear care assistant and will be working alongside and supporting the audiologists.

 

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Karen Tucker

Devon HearingCare

With a background in the optical sector and many years supporting a variety of clinics within the NHS Karen joined us at our Kingsbridge centre to train as an audiology assistant. Completing her training at Aston University Karen provides hearing screening checks and hearing aid adjustments, and can advise on all aspects of ear care.
Wearing a hearing instrument herself, Karen is particularly interested in the fine tuning of hearing instruments and how they can be personalised to achieve the most benefit and natural sound for each individual.

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