Audiologist of the Year 2017: Get to know the 7 country winners

Ireland: Yvonne Doyle

Yvonne Doyle

“Yvonne radiates warmth, empathy, genuineness and always shows a positive regard for me as a patient, no matter my moans.”

Yvonne Doyle was nominated by Robin, her patient who had suffered from hearing loss all his life. Robin describes how socialising was difficult because of crowd noise and he wasn’t able to listen to the radio and the classical music he used to love.

Robin said: “Yvonne impressed me from the start. She radiates warmth, empathy, genuineness and always shows positive regard for me as a patient. After thorough consultations with Yvonne and the prescription of new hearing aids, I am transformed.

“I now have very comfortable and powerful hearing aids, sleek and well-fitted. I can hear the birds in our garden. I am so ‘back in the moment’ that I am smiling to myself. It’s a great, uplifting experience to have the details back in my life, my hobbies, the sounds of my cat, all the minutiae which make up normal life.

Yvonne Doyle is Audiologist at Hidden Hearing.