GP & Health Broadcaster

"Hidden Hearing has decades of experience delivering the highest levels of hearing care. I’m delighted to be working alongside their team sharing their passion to raise awareness of the importance of hearing heath."

Hidden Hearing put you and your hearing first

Dr. Hilary Jones has been working alongside Hidden Hearing since 2012 and is an advocate of regular hearing checks to stay on top of mental and emotional health. As a GP, Dr Hilary knows how hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from social situations, leading to isolation and depression, and the impact it can have on wider health such as dementia and diabetes.

Dr Hilary says, "Staying connected with the world around us is key to our happiness, relationships and emotional well-being. Whilst many of us visit an optician and dentist regularly we wrongly neglect our hearing health. Leaving a hearing loss untreated can damage our mental and physical health."

There are currently 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK, that's around one in six of us. 40% of these people are still undiagnosed, taking on average up to 7 to 10 years to address the problem either through denial or a lack of awareness of the importance of their hearing.

Early detection with a hearing test, that's free, is the first step to staying on top of your hearing. Modern hearing aid technology means that remedies for all levels of hearing loss are readily available, some so discreet they can hardly be seen and perhaps most importantly of all, highly effective.

"It's clear to me that Hidden Hearing has decades of experience delivering the highest levels of hearing care. I'm delighted they continue to raise awareness of the importance of hearing health."

Biography

Dr Hilary Jones qualified in 1976 at the Royal Free Hospital in London having studied Arts subjects to A level and then converting to a 6 year medical degree.

In 1979 he worked for a year as the single-handed medical officer on Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited island in the world. In 1981 he worked as a troubleshooting GP and emergency doctor for the oil industry at Sullom Voe in Shetland for Offshore Medical Support.

He became a Principal in General practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980's. He also worked as a Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology before entering general practice, assisting in Glaucoma and Cataract extraction procedures and learning the science of refraction.

He then began presenting educational medical TV programmes for British Medical TV in 1986. Sky TV then adopted these programmes for their news bulletins soon after. In 1989 Dr Hilary joined the most successful TV breakfast station ever, TVAM. He and Lorraine Kelly were the first presenters to be signed up by GMTV when it won the breakfast franchise in 1993. He is now the Health Editor for breakfast television.

He has written several books including 'Before You Call The Doctor, 'What's The Alternative?', 'Your Child's Health', 'I'm Too Busy To Be Stressed', 'Total Well Being' and 'Natures Remedies'. His first novel, 'What's Up Doc?' was published in August 2009. Recently Dr Hilary has just launched his first app for iPhone and iPad on pregnancy.

Dr Hilary regularly contributes to the Steve Wright Show on Radio 2, and writes for Fabulous Magazine.