Black & Lizars, one of Scotland’s largest independently-owned optometrist has added audiology treatment to its Aberdeen service list.
The Black & Lizars practices at 37 Belmont Street and 510/512 Union Street in the city centre will offer regular consultations with Stephen Gibbs, who has in-depth experience of hearing services.
Mr Gibbs trained at the Mary Hare School for deaf children in Newbury before going into practice and working with several private hearing aid companies in Scotland.
He said: “I am delighted to be able to offer first class audiology services in Aberdeen. I have always enjoyed working with people and I enjoy practising in a customer and patient-based environment.
“I love helping people with hearing difficulties get back the quality of life they deserve by helping them choose the best solution for their individual needs. Helping people hear again is very rewarding.”
Mr Gibbs is the latest addition to the Black & Lizars audiology team, which includes European award-winning audiologist and hearing care specialist Stephen Douglas along with leading audiologist Colin I’Anson.
Mr Douglas, who was named UK Audiologist of the Year in 2012 and went on to become European Audiologist of the Year, joined Black & Lizars at the end of last year as part of a major expansion of its fast-growing hearing service.
The team now provides a comprehensive service across Scotland which uses the most advanced technology available while retaining a tailored and personal approach.
Geraldine Wood, Black & Lizars managing director, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Stephen Gibbs to the audiology team, which is proving such a success under Colin I’Anson and Stephen Douglas.
“Black & Lizars, which will be 185 years old next year, is investing heavily in helping people to regain the use of their hearing and to fully participate in life we are delighted to be able to extend the service to Aberdeen.
“One in seven people over the age of 55 in the UK has hearing problems of varying orders of magnitude and more than 10 million people in Britain have been affected by hearing difficulties at one time or another.”