The three Sussex Audiology clinics are open for Microsuction, Hearing tests and Hearing aid fitting at Hove, Goring and Haywards Heath Nuffield. Following guidelines from the Governing Bodies that regulate both Audiologists and ENT consultants, we have modified our practice, appointment times, patient management and layout to suit the current climate.
Ben Tranter and the team at Sussex Audiology Centre
Sussex Audiology Centre was set up in 1996 by leading ENT Surgeon, Robert Tranter, to offer the highest quality services for patients with hearing, balance and tinnitus problems. Now in its 23rd year and run by son, Ben Tranter, Sussex Audiology continues to grow and offer the latest technology and expertise in all its services. We have grown from one Centre to four, covering Brighton & Hove, Haywards Heath and Worthing. We also offer home visits for patients who cannot make it to any of our Centres.
We welcome patients and offer free hearing aid assessments with either Rosanne Westcott, Elli Parish or Ben Tranter and we are able to offer unbiased provision of the latest hearing aids as well as quick and efficient ear wax removal by microsuction.
Our tinnitus advice and rehabilitation is run by Saskia Harden and is supported by our audiologists and our balance assessment is run by Dr Rob Low. Both of these services are offered in our Hove clinic. We also offer vestibular rehabilitation which is run by Lauren Willis in our Goring Centre. Our secretaries, Tuija, Laura, Caz and Jude are able to take care of any bookings and queries.
We aim to cover these vital areas of hearing health and wellbeing with diagnostic and rehabilitation services supplied at the highest level possible.
With balance problems, we aim to identify and rehabilitate clients using the latest diagnostic equipment so that our patients can resume day to day activities.
We have a strong support group of ENT consultants and hearing therapists to assist us and as an independent company, we offer an unbiased opinion on what is best for our clients.
Sussex Audiology Centre has a team of 5 specialists including Ben Tranter, the son of Mr Robert Tranter, Rosanne Westcott, a founding member, Rob Low, our Audiological Scientist dealing with Balance, Saskia Harden, our Hearing Therapist looking after Tinnitus, Lauren Willis who provide balance rehabilitation and Elli Parish, our expert Hearing Aid Dispenser.
My career started 40 years ago as an audiologist in the NHS learning all the basic skills of diagnostic hearing and balance testing, and hearing aid rehabilitation with both children and adults. In the private sector I was able to qualify and gain further experience in fitting a wide variety of hearing aids. I was fortunate enough to join Sussex Audiology from it’s inception over 20 years ago and have really enjoyed being part of the team. A few years ago I was able to add to my skill set by qualifying in wax removal using both irrigation and Microsuction.
I have worked in Brighton as a Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology) for 27 years. I am head of service for the BSUH NHS Audiology service and have worked within the Sussex Audiology Centre for the last 18 years. I have two main clinical areas; Paediatric audiology where I specialise working with children with complex needs and communication disorders and Balance work, where I provide diagnostic evidence leading to accurate diagnosis of balance disorders.
I have been regularly involved in medicolegal assessments of both hearing and balance and also am familiar with conducting the noise damage calculations for legal assessment of industrial noise compensation.
I originally qualified as a chartered accountant in Edinburgh before deciding to retrain in the field of Audiology. I have an intrinsic interest in Audiology and enjoy the challenge of providing different solutions to help clients get the most from their hearing. Over the past 5 years I have worked for several different providers, offering both private and NHS audiology services before starting my own successful audiology business in Essex, which I sold before relocating to Brighton. I am due to enhance my knowledge at the University College London by studying a Masters in ‘Advanced Audiology’.
I have been working as an Audiologist and Hearing Therapist for 24 years, having trained in Edinburgh and worked in Scotland, Australia and here in Brighton. I am currently studying for MSc in Audiology at UCL.In my time I have gradually moved away from diagnostic Audiology to specialise in rehabilitation. Hearing loss and tinnitus can significantly affect our lives, relationships and well being. My priority is working with people of all ages to ensure that life with tinnitus or hearing loss is no less enjoyable.
Having achieved my Masters Degree in Audiology in 2011 I have worked within the NHS at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton where I completed my higher training scheme in adult rehabilitation, balance and paediatric assessment and rehabilitation and where I continue to practice as the Joint Clinical Lead in Vestibular services At the Sussex Audiology Centre team I undertake a mix of hearing assessments and vestibular/balance work.I am an HCPC registered hearing aid dispenser and routinely provide new hearing aids and carry out reassessment and support for existing clients including microsuction.
I qualified with an HAD Foundation degree in hearing aid audiology in 2015 after originally studying for a BSc (Hons) in music and audio technology.
Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sussex Audiology Centre on the beautiful Sussex Coast. I still play music (guitars mostly) in my spare time and also enjoy sports, cooking and spending time in my garden or the beach!
I have been working for and am now Director of Sussex Audiology Centre since 2005. Qualifying as a Hearing Aid Audiologist in 2005 under the guidance of Rosanne Westcott I was really fortunate to join an Audiological Set up that put Clinical Practice and Client Experience ahead of everything. Being able to work closely with ENT consultants and shadowing their clinics has been another highlight and also furthered Knowledge and experience. The Rapid and Constant development of Hearing Aid Technology has been amazing since I first started in Audiology and one of my passions is keeping right up to date with the very latest technology from all the manufacturers.