Nicola Girling

Nicola became a trainee dispenser in March 1984, and under the rules of the time, qualified as a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser at the earliest opportunity – by June 1986. During her career, she has been involved in training other dispensers, raising standards and awareness, and executive management for a large hearing aid retailer.

Being a West Country girl, when she met Ian, they decided to return to Dorset to start a family and set up their own practice.

Nicola is often charged with more ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of the practice, but still dispenses and continues to enjoy the challenges dispensing offers. She is always more than happy to see all clients.

Dan Girling RHAD

Many of our established clients have known us since we first came to Sherborne in 2000 – and even since we first started our practice in 1995 – and they have watched us and our family grow over the last 20 years. We are delighted that our son Dan joined the practice in 2017 as a trainee hearing aid dispenser, becoming fully qualified in 2019; and he has continued to expand his skills since then.

Dan is now the preferred dispenser for many of our clients. Nicola & Ian are of course delighted that he is proving an integral and valued asset to the practice; helping to assure the future of Girlings for many years to come.

Ian Girling

Ian retrained and became a qualified Registered Dispenser in 1995. He gained experience with both large and smaller hearing aid retailers, but then broadened his experience by providing locum services to the Audiology departments of West Dorset and Somerset Health Care Trusts.

Ian and Nicola support each other, but are able to bring their own experience and style to the practice, not to mention the benefits of having the ‘Mars’ and ‘Venus’ approach to different problems!

You are important to us

We want your fitting to be successful

We aim to maximise your residual hearing

We will work with you to achieve the best possible solution

We want you to be satisfied