Mr John Allen

Specialist Audiologist

MSc in Audiology

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I hold an MSc in Audiology and have excellent experience of working with adults and children in both the public and private sectors. I currently combine working privately at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals along with working as a Specialist Audiologist at NHS Lothian.

My main interests are paediatric and adult assessment, diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment using the latest, highest quality digital hearing aids when necessary. I take a patient-centred, personalised approach to hearing aid fitting based on the individual needs and lifestyle of each patient.

I also have an interest in managing tinnitus and hyperacusis in both adults and children.

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, I will see children aged 3 to 16 years old.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Allen at Spire include:

Audiology and hearing therapy

Other treatments

  • Audiology
  • Diagnostic assessment and management of hearing loss – children aged 3-16 and adults
  • Fitting of latest digital hearing aids – all styles including in the ear and behind the ear models
  • Tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment and management
  • Hearing protection provision – customised ear plugs to protect against noise exposure from, for example, industrial noise, loud music, shooting
  • Customised ear piece provision – for example, musician in ear monitors, broadcasting and communication ear pieces, swim plugs
  • Wax removal

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Additional information

Audiological medicine

Professional memberships

British Academy of Audiology (BAA) – Full Member

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) – Registered Audiologist

The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) – Associate Member

Specialist Audiologist

Paediatric Audiology, NHS Lothian

I am married with two young children. When I am not running around after them, I enjoy playing the guitar and watching live music, travel and sport.