The newly expanded Specsavers store in Irvine's Rivergate Mall now has an new hearing specialist.

Jayne Vallance, who has more than 18 years’ experience working for the NHS, joins the team as the store’s new audiology director.

She will lead the store’s new dedicated audiology hub, which provides key hearing care support such as hearing tests, wax removal services and support with fitting and repairing hearing aids, from the store’s two new dedicated audiology testing rooms.

Jayne worked as an audiologist within the NHS for almost two decades, covering many different areas of hearing care, such as adult and paediatric hearing assessments and rehabilitation.

She also has years of experience working within tinnitus and balance clinics, aided by her master’s degree in rehabilitative audiology, which has provided her with an in-depth knowledge to support people’s physical, emotional and social needs which can be affected by hearing difficulties or hearing loss.

With her expertise in audiology, Jayne will lead the store’s new audiology team, following the recent £350,000 store expansion to further boost the capabilities and support that the Specsavers Irvine can provide customers with.

Jayne said: "I have always embraced new challenges and I felt ready to use my previous experience to grow and develop with the team at the new audiology hub at Specsavers Irvine. We have so much potential to grow our audiology services and I am very excited about the future and developing our business.

"I look forward to focusing on excellent customer service and making a positive impact on people’s lives, helping them to hear better, leading to an improved quality of life.

"I also look forward to meeting the people of Irvine and I am happy to help them with any hearing concerns they may have."

To book an appointment or speak to a member of the team at Specsavers Irvine store, visit or call 01294 313 353.