I didn’t know I wanted to be an audiologist until I was in my final month at university, where I was studying Education and Psychology. As my degree was coming to an end, I was unsure about where I wanted to go from there. I was working part-time at Boots Opticians and the resident audiologist, who happened to be my mom, had always encouraged me to get into audiology as she seemed to think it would suit me well! She mentioned that Boots were trialling a Hearingcare Assistant’s role and that I should apply. I thought about it and after many discussions with her, and sitting in on her clinics a few times, I decided to apply.
It was at the end of our first week of training that I knew this was the profession for me, and I fell in love with it. After 12 months as a HCA, they opened the interviews for the first Student Audiologist Programme that the company had put together. There were five places available and after a gruelling application and interview process, I made it into that first five and my journey as a HAA began. Since that first week of HCA training I haven’t stopped learning, and I think that may be what inspired me to further my career after being a Hearingcare Assistant