Meet the Team
Each member of the team at Chester Hearing and Balance Services is registered with the relevant professional body to ensure high quality care.
Our hearing aid audiologist and clinical scientist in audiology are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
Our registered nurse is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We have strong links with local professionals including the ENT Consultants from the Countess of Chester and Grosvenor Nuffield Hospitals.
Our Hearing Aid Audiologist
Dr Sarah Hodgson
AuD, PG Dip, CCC, BSc (Hons), RHAD
Our Hearing Aid Audiologist, Dr Sarah Hodgson, started her career within the audiological field in 2001.
Sarah has extensive knowledge and experience within a wide range of areas in audiology and is dedicated to progressing her knowledge and delivering first class client care. In support of this, she has completed her Doctorate of Audiology with Nova Southeastern University, Florida in 2008.
Sarah’s experience includes working in both the NHS and private sector, as well as a lecturing role at the University of Manchester. Sarah has worked independently in private practice since 2008 and is currently Clinical Lead for Adult Diagnostics and Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Service at The Countess of Chester Hospital, Audiology Department. With Sarah’s passion for audiology she has developed and managed the audiology service for adults with complex needs at the Countess of Chester.
In conjunction with Susan Donald she has realised her vision for a first class independent practice dedicated to the hearing care of individuals of all ages and this continues to go from strength to strength with the hard work and dedication of the team.
Our Clinical Scientist in Audiology
CS, CAC, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Following successful completion of a Masters degree in Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2005, Susan has gained extensive experience of providing a full range of audiology services in the NHS. She completed her Clinical Scientist training at The Countess of Chester Hospital where she has since progressed to the role of Head of Audiology and Lead for the Paediatric Audiology Service.
She has completed further training in tinnitus assessment and management and has experience of working with adults and children with sound sensitivities such as tinnitus and hyperacusis. Susan and Sarah founded Chester Hearing and Balance Services LLP in 2012 providing a range of high quality hearing services to adults, children and young people. Susan has been a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist in Audiology since May 2009. She is also a HCPC registered Hearing Aid Dispenser.
She is a member of the professional bodies in Audiology including the British Academy of Audiology, British Society of Audiology, British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists as well as the British Tinnitus Association.
Our Registered Nurse
Dip HE (nursing studies). RNA
Andrew studied for three years at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
He qualified as a registered nurse in 2002. He worked in coronary care and intensive care for four years before moving to North Wales in 2006. Andrew received his specialised training for aural microsuction from the Ear Care Centre in Rotherham. Andrew works closely with the Ear Nose and Throat department at the Countess of Chester Hospital. He specialises in ear care and has worked as part of the nurse-led aural care clinic since 2011.