Archive: January, 2013

Some Sad News….

Helen McLoughlin of McLoughlin Hearing Services has contacted AIHHP and asked that we share the following sad news about her father & business partner; Reg McLoughlin. Reg unfortunately lost his relatively short battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, 15th January 2013. He was 65 years old.

For those of you who knew Reg, he’d spent the last 35yrs running McLoughlin Hearing Services and in this time helped a great many people in the Sale & surrounding area of Greater Manchester with their hearing.

Reg McLoughlin

Reg worked for Scrivens in the mid 1960’s & then moved to Amplivox before setting up his business as ‘J R McLoughlin’ with Helen’s Mum in 1978. Helen joined the family business in 2001 when she was 24yrs old.

The funeral will take place on Thurs 24th January at 1pm at Dukenfield Cemetery at the following address:

Hall Green Road Dukenfield Sk16 4EP

Helen has said that anyone is welcome to attend and all are welcome back afterwards to a local hotel for drinks and nibbles.  (Please contact if you’d like the exact location details emailed to you.)

Reg’s family would like donations made to either Macmillan Cancer Support or The Christie Hospital in Manchester -this will be confirmed asap.

Reg was a true gentleman – a lovely man and all at AIHHP thank him for sharing some of his time with us.


Look who the new face of Rayovac’s 2013 UK Audiologist of the Year Award is!

AIHHP’s very own Shona Jackson! (Sporting a very nice AIHHP shirt in the photo!)

The search has begun for the 2013 UK Audiologist of the Year with patients being encouraged to nominate hearing professionals who have provided exceptional levels of support and service.

Organised by hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, the competition is in its sixth year and offers patients the opportunity to say thank you to their hearing care professionals

The competition encourages hearing patients in the UK to vote for their audiology professionals who they believe have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing hearing care services.

TheUKwinner this year will once again go forward to the European competition where they will face champions from acrossEurope.

The winner will follow in the footsteps of the UKwinner, Stephen Douglas, from Inverness

Stephen was later crowned European champion ahead of individual winners fromFrance,Germany,SpainandSweden. In 2013 the competition is also being extended toIrelandand theNetherlands.

Rayovac Marketing Director Paula Brinson-Pyke said: “It is a pleasure for Rayovac to be launching the 2013 Audiologist of the Year award for the sixth year running.

“We are looking forward to receiving each of the many entries and reading people’s inspiring stories.

“Over the past six years many people have shared their stories and experiences with us and, as in previous years, no doubt the judges will find it extremely hard to choose a winner.”

The winning audiologist will win the prestigious title of Audiologist of the Year and receive a cash prize – but they won’t be the only winner. By casting a vote, the nominating patient can also receive a cash prize and electrical goods if their audiologist wins.

The Audiologist of the Year award, which was first held in 2008, has grown to become the leading industry award for hearing professionals and is judged by a panel of independent industry experts

All nominations are judged anonymously with the judges particularly looking for audiologists that demonstrate:

  • Outstanding commitment to the patient
  • Support for the patient and the family
  • Making a difference in the patient’s life
  • Knowledge about new technologies
  • Working closely with other specialists, providing a team approach

Entries can be made online – or via post – and votes can be cast until 12th July. Further information is available at the competition website

The overall winner of the competition will again be presented with their award and prize at the annual EUHA Congress in October. Each of the national champions also receives an award as does the nominating patient.

All nominations have to be made by patients but audiologists can ensure their patients are aware of the competition by downloading promotional materials from the Rayovac website.

For more information about the competition visit or visit our Facebook page: