Oliver Wright has been appointed chair of the UK’s Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP). The long-standing member of AIHHP takes over from Paul Scigala who held the role for two years. 

After joining the family business in 1997, Wright qualified as a hearing aid dispenser before setting up DigiClear Hearing Limited with his father. Over the last 25 years, the company has grown to include two further independent practices in Essex.

“I believe that independent audiologists play a vital role in the lives of their patients,” said Wright, a passionate supporter of independent audiologists and the support that AIHHP offers them. “To us, each patient is an individual with their own personal challenges and requirements so the relationship we have with our patients is absolutely vital to helping to meet their needs.”

He continued: “From personal experience I know that AIHHP is more than just a professional body. It’s a community where we can share knowledge and discuss challenges and help us to ensure that we maintain high industry standards. We are dedicated to inclusive and welcoming and ensuring that every member’s voice is heard and valued.

“I look forward to continuing Paul’s good work to grow the organisation, to maintain the high standards that we stand for and to make the organisation one that people are proud to be part of.”

For more information on AIHHP, please visit the website.