Peter Byrom recently launched his own private practice, Peter Byrom Audiology from Sheffield’s private hospitals, Thornbury and Claremont. Peter spent over 20 years in NHS audiology and until last year, was the clinical lead for an adult audiology department at a South Yorkshire NHS Trust hospital. A hearing aid wearer who experiences tinnitus, this former joiner studied at Barnsley and Wakefield colleges while working at Sheffield Children’s then Hallamshire Hospital where he qualified as an audiology technician. Peter undertook an MSc at the University of Leeds to find out if the sounds tinnitus patients have to live with can be drowned out by simply using a hearing aid. Peter lives in Walkley, is married to Ellen, who teaches Spanish at Sheffield Hallam University and they have three children: Dan at university, Jim, 16, and Martha, 12.