ABOUT US

We have been a family-run, independent

business for over 12 years.

 
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01626 879 209

WHAT WE DO

We are a family-run independent business owned and run by Laurie McKenna and his son, Seamus. Both are qualified hearing aid audiologists, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Laurie and Seamus follow a programme of continuing professional development and work closely with all the major manufacturers, to ensure they are aware of all the latest technological developments and offers within the hearing aid industry.

We cover multiple locations across Devon and into Cornwall with clinics in Teignmouth, Seaton, Budleigh, Sidmouth, Helston and Axminster.

 

Our services include Hearing Health Checks, Earwax Removal and Hearing Protection.

 

At Peninsula, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to care for you and your hearing. If you have any questions or want to know more, please do get in touch.

 

We are always happy to help and welcome everyone through our door so come in and enjoy a coffee in our recently refurbished practice.

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MEET THE TEAM

Professional:

Laurie was originally a teacher working both in the UK and South Africa. In 2002 he decided on a change of career and retrained as a Hearing Aid Dispenser. He has worked for several of the major national Companies. In 2009 he decided to set up his own company, putting the interests of the patients first, as he felt that this was not always the case with the larger national companies. He absolutely loves the freedom this gives him and is at his happiest helping his clients find hearing solutions that are best suited to them and their needs. He has a hearing loss himself and wears hearing aids, so fully understands the difficulties faced by his patients The company has grown steadily and we would like to think that as a team we have an excellent reputation locally, and a loyal and happy client base, to the extent that we have been recommended by local GP practices and even our local ENT departments. 

Health & Personal:

All sports but particularly Rugby is Laurie's passion. He was Captain of his local rugby club in 1978 (my sons think that it was back in the days when the shorts reached halfway down your shins and everybody had a hairstyle with a centre parting, I still do!) but nowadays am just happy to watch and support our local Exeter Chiefs. Now that I have had a new bionic knee fitted, I am looking forward to walks around our beautiful county of Devon with my wife and the family dog, Alf! 

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Laurie McKenna

Hearing Aid Audiologist (RHAD) HCPC registered

Professional:

Seamus studied at Mary Hare in Newbury, qualifying as a Hearing Aid Dispenser in 2018. He previously worked for Devon County Council sourcing domiciliary care for Social Services. He enjoys his role and does it with great enthusiasm. Seamus brings a new set of skills to the practice, he is an excellent communicator, especially with the elderly and frail. He is known for his calm, patient approach. 

Health & Personal:

In his leisure time, Seamus is a music producer and is intrigued by the study of sound. He also enjoys going for walks with his partner Emma and their new beagle puppy, Albi, who is a very energetic little soul.

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Seamus McKenna

Hearing Aid Audiologist (RHAD) HCPC registered

Professional:

Michelle is our Practice Manager. She has been in the retail industry for over 25 years. Michelle is responsible for the day to day running of the practice ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently whilst keeping everyone happy. She is also responsible for marketing and advertising.  

Health & Personal:

In her spare time, Michelle loves interior design projects. Weekends are spent with her partner, walking and trying new culinary delights. 

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Michelle Andrieux

Practice Manager

Professional:

Lyn is our Receptionist. She has worked in the Audiology sector for 14 years and before that had a career in retail. Lyn takes great pleasure in her job meeting and helping people. You will always receive a warm and friendly welcome, along with a cup of tea or coffee.   

Health & Personal:

Lyn loves travelling abroad especially to Nepal where her son lives and works. To relax she likes reading and doing crosswords.

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Lyn Kirven

Branch Receptionist

Professional:

Ancilla qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa working for various audit practices and manufacturing companies. Currently, she works for local government and in her spare time keeps an eye on the finances of the practice. 

Health & Personal:

Ancilla unwinds after a busy week by walking Alfie (the Practice's resident pet) in the beautiful scenery available in Devon, beaches, moors and woodland. On occasion, Ancilla enjoys a Yoga class.

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Ancilla McKenna

Finance Accountant