About UsClinical Hearing Services Ltd is run by Kate Cross, who has over twenty years experience working in the field of Audiology.
Owner & Audiologist
Kate undertook her clinical training at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, in Gray’s Inn Road, London, and obtained a BSc(Hons) in Clinical Science with the specialism of Audiology. She obtained a distinction in her BAAT examinations. She was awarded her MSc in Audiological Rehabilitation from Bristol University, with Merit.
Kate has been partially deaf from birth and has worn hearing aids since the age of 10 years old.
She has worn both NHS and private hearing aids and can use her real life experience to get the most out of modern technology. It was this early exposure to the world of hearing loss and modern advancement in hearing technology that has inspired Kate to set up Clinical Hearing Services Ltd.
She has a practice within the Nuffield Health Hospitals in Taunton and Exeter.
Kate initially worked in the NHS and performed Diagnostic Audiometry and worked with both children and adults. As well as supporting the ENT department she also worked with patients with tinnitus and balance disorders.
Kate is a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, the British Academy of Audiologists, the British Society of Audiology, and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and the Council for Clinical Physiologists.
Kate is currently on maternity leave.
Karen took up an Audiology training post within the NHS in 1997 and has since worked with adults and children, performing both diagnostic audiometry and aural rehabilitation. She formed a close working relationship with the ENT department where she assisted with the management of patients with tinnitus and balance disorders.
She did her clinical training at Birmingham City Hospital, in the West Midlands, were she obtained a distinction in her BAAT examinations in 2000. Shortly afterwards she was given the position of Senior Audiologist in the Hearing Services Department at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
She joined the team at Clinical Hearing Services Ltd in 2012 were she took up the role of Audiologist, working mainly with the Consultant ENT Surgeons to provide diagnostic audiometry within the practice at Nuffield Health Hospital in Taunton. She enjoys working with companies to provide hearing health surveillance including supplying custom made hearing protection for industry. Karen works behind the scenes assisting with hearing aid repairs and also in an administration and practice development role.
Karen is a member of the British Academy of Audiologists and is registered with the Council for Clinical Physiologists.