Who We Are

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Durham Hearing Specialists is run by our Director of Audiology Mr. Conor Boland, and is the clinician who sees personally to every patient who walks through the door. 

Conor started studying Audiology in 2007 at the University of Southampton. After completing internships at two London hospitals, he joined the NHS to work with hearing impaired adults and children. He also became heavily involved in charity work and became a Trustee of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. 


After gaining experience in the field, Conor went to Africa in 2013 on a short mission with the charity Sound Seekers. Whilst in Cameroon he was able to set up equipment and train staff to help a number of adults and children hear properly for the first time using refurbished NHS hearing aids. 

After returning to the UK and working in several public and private sector roles, Conor became a certified microsuction trainer and currently teaches GPs, Nurses and other Audiologists how to perform ear wax removal. 

In 2019 he set up Durham Hearing Specialists with the goal of providing personalised, expert care to people with hearing disorders. 

"Working with cutting edge technology is not only interesting, but a joy when I can use it to help someone hear better. Looking after my patients and ensuring they can always see me for care is my top priority, and making Durham Hearing Specialists known for worldclass expertise in treating hearing disorders is the second."  

Conor sees patients in our Barnard Castle clinic throughout the week. For more information on the services available, click here



BSc (Hons) Audiology, 2011 - University of Southampton 

Certification in Basic Ear Care Irrigation, 2014 - Aston University 

Certification in Microsuction, 2015 - The Hearing Lab

Certification in Microsuction Training, 2018 - The Hearing Lab

Certification in Cognitive Tinnitus Therapy, 2020 - Tinnitus UK

Certification in Endoscopic Ear Care, 2020 - Mr. Darius Rejali, ENT Consultant


Audiologist of the Year 2020, North England Prestige Awards

Research publications

Verschuur, Boland, Frost, Constable (2013) The role of first formant information in simulated electro-acoustic hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, (6), 4279-4289.

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