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The Hearing Clinic, based in Hertfordshire, provides private audiological services to adults and children. If you want to get the best out of your hearing or are looking for clear information on hearing problems then please browse this site to see how we can help.

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Bridgitte Harley is a clinical audiologist currently working at the Ear Institute, UCL as a lecturer. Alongside her academic role she has been providing private audiological services to adults and children at The Hearing Clinic, based at the Hertfordshire Clinic since 2005. Please see the testimonials page to read what her patient’s say about her.

Bridgitte has appeared on BBC One in the programme Rita Simons: My daughter, Deafness and Me.  Bridgitte helped Rita decide about how to manage her daughter's deafness in the future.

Prior to joining the Ear Institute, UCL Bridgitte spent 6 years specialising in children’s hearing in the NHS. In 2006 she was made Clinical Lead for Children's Hearing Services in south Hertfordshire specialising in hearing loss in newborn babies, auditory processing disorders, and hyperacusis in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.


Between 2002 – 2005 Bridgitte worked with a hearing aid manufacturer where she specialised in digital hearing aid technology. This training and experience have been invaluable in helping her teach the university students at UCL about hearing aid technology as well as fitting hearing aids to adults and children with complex hearing loss.  Bridgitte trained in TRT under Jonathan Hazel and Jacqueline Sheldrake.

1999 – 2002 Bridgitte worked as a senior audiologist in the NHS specialising in adult diagnostic audiology and aural rehabilitation.  This is where her interest in tinnitus began.

1995-1999 Bridgitte trained as an Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist at Stellenbosch University, South Africa before moving to the UK in 1999.

“When I went to see Bridgitte, I had been suffering from Tinnitus for the majority of my life and after seeing multiple audiologists and doctors, I was starting to lose hope. Within 10 minutes of our first appointment, I was feeling comfortable and as the session went on, I started to understand my tinnitus and how the auditory system works. By the end of the session, I felt as if I had a second wind in life and I could deal with my Tinnitus. I returned after 6 weeks and was discharged. My life has changed for the better, I have learnt so much and I owe it all to Bridgitte Harley. I would recommend her to anyone I know who is suffering from any auditory distress and I’d like to thank her again for teaching and helping me. All my thanks.”

Ben Hallam

The Hearing Clinic is based at the following addresses:

The Hertfordshire Clinic
Art School Yard
St Albans
01727 898162

The St Albans Medical Centre
The White House
11 London Rd
St Albans
01727 812925

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