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Ipswich employee celebrates two decades helping those with hearing loss

Ipswich employee celebrates two decades helping those with hearing loss

Denise Atkinson, Senior Receptionist at The Hearing Care Centre based on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich, was the first employee recruited to the company after her niece Karen Finch set up the business in 1998.


Her important role over the years has meant she has been the first smiling face that the company’s patients see when they visit for their appointments, many of whom can be nervous and apprehensive about their hearing loss and what is to come.


“Denise has such an incredible way with our patients”, said Managing Director and Audiologist Karen Finch. “She is so caring, puts them at ease and right for the minute they walk in, makes them feel part of The Hearing Care Centre family”.


Karen continued, “I have such admiration for Denise for the dedication and hard work she has given the company over the past 20 years. I am proud to say that we run a successful family business with myself, Denise, my husband and my sons all working together for the cause.”


The Hearing Care Centre provides a multi-award-winning hearing care service, offering everything from hearing assessments, fitting of the latest hearing systems, earwax removal, tinnitus management and much more.


Denise was shocked by how quickly the years have flown by: “For me it is just incredible to think how the company has grown, from just 3 people to an ever-growing team of nearly 30, from one centre in Ipswich to 26 satellite clinics across East Anglia. It is fantastic to have been there with my niece through it all.”

Article by The Hearing Care Centre Ltd

The Hearing Care Centre is East Anglia's multi-award winning, private and independent hearing care company. The company is managed by Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA who has been involved in the Hearing Care industry for many years.

Karen is a fully qualified hearing aid audiologist and is registered with the Health Professions Council. She is a past President of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) and has been recognised for her work in the audiology sector, being awarded with a Lifetime Achievement prize from the British Healthcare Trades Association.

Karen and her staff receive constant updates and training in the very latest hearing technology and are committed to providing and maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards in hearing care.

Being independent enables the company to give totally unbiased advice leading to the prescription of the most appropriate type of hearing instrument to suit an individual's needs.

The company offers a wide range of hearing care services including:

- Comprehensive hearing assessments with no obligation
- Fitting of the latest hearing aid technology
- Outstanding aftercare programme
- Trial period to ensure complete satisfaction

- Earwax removal (irrigation and microsuction)
- Custom made ear protection
- Tinnitus management

- Employee hearing protection
- Health and safety employee screening
- Deaf awareness employee training
- Lego-medico cases

By helping you to hear, understand and communicate better, we strive to achieve an improved quality of life, both for you and your family.

The Hearing Care Centre cares for peoples hearing needs locally at locations across East Anglia including: Aldeburgh, Attleborough, Aylsham, Beccles, Bury St Edmunds, Carlton Colville, Dereham, Eye, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Harleston, Hethersett, Hoveton, Ipswich, Ipswich East, Needham Market, Norwich, Newmarket, Southwold, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Thetford, Watton, Wickham Market and Woodbridge.