An audiologist from Buckinghamshire has been named as the top hearing professional in the United Kingdom as part of a search for Europe’s best audiologist.

Paula Cook of Aston Hearing in Amersham has been awarded the national title of Audiologist of the Year 2019, for the United Kingdom. Paula will now compete against other audiologists from France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland for the coveted title of European Audiologist of the Year, which will be announced on 16 October 2019.

Paula was nominated by her client Heather Cooper, who now lives in Turkey, having retired there following the death of her husband several years ago. The former client of Aston Hearing Services was pleased to hear from staff at the clinic after liking one of their social media posts on Facebook and was delighted that they still remembered her.

Now in its twelfth year, the competition honours the top hearing professional in each participating country, nominated by their patients, who have received excellent levels of support, service and care from their audiologist.

A panel of judges from organisations connected with the hearing industry from across Europe selected Heather’s entry on behalf of Paula as this year’s winning nomination from the United Kingdom.