Meet the team

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Horncastle Hearing Centre

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Brian Carmichael


When I left college I joined the Army and was in the Parachute Regiment for six years. I have been in Audiology for the last 29 years and therefore have a wealth of experience. I love to travel, enjoy boating, watching all sports and drinking real ale!

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Julie Foyster


I joined Sound Advice Hearing in Horncastle as a Receptionist with extensive administration & finance background mostly within the Public & Care Sector. I get enormous job satisfaction from being helpful and enjoy interaction with people from all walks of life. I live in an area of outstanding beauty, and enjoy country walks and love to cook and bake which my Husband appreciates very much! I also love to dance when I get the opportunity and my favourite time of year is Christmas.

Hull Hearing Centre

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Ann Marie Von Ballmoos


I have been in Audiology for a number of years having graduated with an Audiology degree from De' Montfort University. I really enjoy assisting all my patients with their hearing needs and it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to see them happy with the level of service and assistance that we provide at our Hull Hearing Centre . In my own time I enjoy the outdoors, spending quality time with my family - going out for long walks/cycling and exercise. I also enjoy travelling.

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Lynne Hutchinson


I have been working at the Hull branch for just over 5 years. My original background was Payroll for many years, and I also worked for Humberside police prior to being a receptionist here in the centre of Hull. Things to know about me…. I like sunshine, coffee, good food, wine and cocktails - although not all at the same time. Not so sure it’s an interesting fact……but I once sung Karaoke with a young Ryan Giggs in Crete!

King's Lynn Hearing Centre

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Anne Scott-Wilson

Senior Audiologist

I have over 20yrs experience as an Audiologist and I have been with Sound Advice for 7 1/2 years. I enjoy attending conferences through out the year to ensure I am always up to date with my product knowledge and that I am aware of all new product releases. I also specialise in all noise protection and I am also a clinical ear care specialist with over 8yrs experience in microsuction

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Karen White

Senior Receptionist

I have been working for Sound Advice for 8 yrs. My previous jobs include retail manager and also an Optical assistant. I have always enjoyed working with the public as I love meeting new people. I enjoy socialising and spending time with my partner and 2 girls.

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Sharon Whiting


I have been with Sound Advice coming up to 4 yrs. My interests are looking after my 2 lovely grandchildren. I also really enjoy travelling.

Hearing Centre – Lincoln

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Simon Whipday


I have worked in the hearing industry in some format, including building hearing aids, since 1992. I also have a degree in Audiology. I enjoy, camping, gardening, holidays abroad and I also like to play golf. I am a grandad to a beautiful granddaughter and no one knows I used to play the violin!

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Katrina Bullimore


I have worked at Sound Advice Hearing since June 2017. I am generally a happy outgoing person whatever the weather. My hobbies are playing Bingo, walking and watching football especially American Football with the Hubby and it’s even better when we watch them at a live game. My team that I follow is the Bengals. I love spending time with family and friends.

Market Deeping Hearing Centre

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Tracy Whipday


I have been an audiologist for 8 years and in my previous life I was a qualified psychiatric nurse for 25 years. I love the water and swimming and sometimes I go to the gym. I have a grown up family and a granddaughter who is 5 years old. No one knows I was a qualified plasterer

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Jane Fensom


I started working at Sound Advice Hearing when the Peterborough branch opened. I have 2 daughters & 2 grandchildren. I also qualified as a beauty Holistic Therapist over 12 years ago. I was Brown Owl for a Brownie pack of 30 Brownies, achieved my pack holiday licence to take brownies away on adventure holidays. I love salsa dancing and jive, have level 1 in pole dance fitness and I love cruising

Norwich Hearing Centre

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Derrick Soanes


I have been in the hearing industry for over 32 years. I am very passionate about my professional role and am dedicated to helping the hearing impaired gain a better quality of life. I have a good local reputation of providing a first class service and always going the extra mile. I grew up in Norwich and currently live in Taverham. I have a large family which keeps me busy in my spare time. I enjoy football, having played in the local leagues in my younger days and am currently a Norwich City season ticket holder. I enjoy countryside walks, watching television and listening to music. I must confess to enjoying a bit of karaoke after a beer or two, although my neighbours may beg to differ!

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Lorraine Baker


My name is Lorraine and I am 60 something ha! I have been married for 43 years and have 3 sons, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren! I only have one hobby and that is crafting. I make cards for all occasions and 3D gifts. I like to Rock N Roll and go to 60's weekends twice a year, where I get dressed up in Rock N Roll gear - the skirts, petticoats and sometimes beehive wigs! I love my car which is purple, in fact i love purple full stop. I have worked in the hearing industry for over 13 years, 7 of which have been with Derrick.

Nottingham Hearing Centre

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Alan Clarke


I qualified as an Audiologist in 1996 and enjoy helping people to hear better. I watch most sports, although my football playing days are now over! I play golf badly but enjoy the walk and like to cycle when the weather is fine!

Southport Hearing Centre

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Lee Trangmar


I enjoy travelling, visiting different countries and cities in Europe and uk. Enjoy most weekends in the garden as well as being a keen football enthusiast. I have over 30 years’ experience as an Audiologist.

Winchester Hearing Centre

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Gavin Scott


Originally qualified as a PE Teacher, I've now had 23 years working as an Audiologist within both the NHS and private sectors. I have an interest in most sports, sadly now as a spectator due to my knees taking a hammering playing football ,but particularly running miles on mostly roads over the years wearing the footwear of the day which had little cushioning. I have a passion for travel, particularly to new shores, and am a keen reader. What may surprise some is that I've been a member of Mensa for over 25 years.

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Bev Hall


I was married in May this year and recently had a honeymoon in Cyprus. I'm involved in wildlife rescue and used to keep many birds of prey. I enjoy knitting for my grandchildren, fishing with my husband and we also have many bbq's for our friends and neighbours. Next year we are going to grow vegetables in raised beds. I was for many years a canine and feline beautician.

Head Office - Washingborough

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Paul Scigala

Managing Director

I have been in Audiology now for over 25 years, and in 2003 I set up the private hearing healthcare business – Sound Advice Hearing. I was one of a very small group of Audiologists trained as a Clinical Ear Care Practitioner in earwax removal, leading to becoming a BSHAA Registered Clinical Ear Care Trainer, training other Audiologists within the industry. I currently serve on the council for the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP) and previously, a council member for the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. In my spare time I am a very keen horticulturist and have a long standing love affair with football as both a player and coach. I like to get out for long walks with our family dog, Willow. I also have a keen interest in motorbikes.


Anne-Marie Scigala

Finance Director

I have been the finance director at Sound Advice Hearing for over 10 years. I enjoy travelling to places that have a warm climate and try to visit a new place each year. I used to be a keen swimmer and worked in Maine, New England teaching children to swim, canoe and water ski. I also spent many a summer in my ‘younger’ years lifeguarding at Wells-Next-The-Sea.

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Angie Driver

General Manager

I serve as the General Manager for Sound Advice Hearing, and have more than 25 years of management experience within the public and private sector. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and most importantly the new addition to our home a border collie who we recently rescued.

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Willow Scigala

Office Dog

I am a very friendly collie who enjoys chasing squirrels and barking at leaves. I like long walks and playing with my toys. I can be found at the Heighington head office and would welcome a fuss and doggie treat if you happen to pop in!

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