Rob Shepheard

Rob has 35 years of clinical experience in testing, diagnosing and treating auditory and vestibular conditions, he specialises in treatment of tinnitus and all types of hearing disorders. In addition, for the last 25 years he has had a special clinical interest in developing initiatives used to conserve auditory health and prevent induced tinnitus or deafness. Along with colleagues he created the regions only dedicated Tinnitus Management Clinic with access to the latest beneficial technologies. His interest in motor sport and skills in audiology brought him to the attention of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), who commissioned him to research the issue of noise exposure and hearing conservation measures for motorsport and Formula One. He has presented papers on the subject both in the UK and overseas, and is an inaugural member of an international committee created by the Health & Safety Executive concerned with developing and implementing improved procedures involved in hearing protection. In 2020 he has written new guidelines on effective hearing conservation for all UK musicians and performers. He sits as a specialist on UK Standards Committee and is a UK representative and expert specialist on European Committees creating international standards for hearing protection. He prides himself in helping to innovate how hearing healthcare is considered and addressed, and continues to drive the necessity for recognition of improvements in these aspects of health.

Speciality Audiology
Professional Affiliations BAA, RCCP, HCPC, BSHAA, BSA, BAPAM, BSI
Areas of Expertise
  • Audiology
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Hyperacusis
  • Auditory health conservation


  • Audiology
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hearing conservation and protection

Professional Associations

British Society of AudiologyAdvisor

Prevention of Hearing Loss to NHS England

British Association for Performing Arts MedicineAdvisor


Royal College of MusicConsultant


Healthy Conservatoires NetworkConsultant


Joint Audio and Media Education ServicesConsultant


UK Standards Committee and UK representative and expert specialist on European CommitteesSpecialist

Creating international standards for hearing protection

Fédération Internationale de l'AutomobileSpecialist

Has undertaken research on behalf of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) on hearing conservation measures for motorsport and Formula One. Initiated hearing conservation measures for a number of Formula One and other motorsport teams

Contact Details

For many years I have suffered tinnitus in both ears, so much so it has nearly sent me mad. The more I stressed myself out about it the louder it became. I had the right advice and understanding of my problems and now enjoy better hearing, and some days my tinnitus is completely gone. My advice to anyone with tinnitus is go along and see Rob Shepheard, Colney, Norwich and get the help and understanding you deserve. I consider it money well spent.

— Mr. Kenneth Rudling

Ten years ago I started to experience tinnitus but it did not affect me until five years ago so I went to see my GP. I was advised that there was no treatment available and that I would have to accept it and live with it… I decided to try Rob Shepheard … three months later my life has changed and tinnitus is managed that it is no longer a problem. I can’t thank him enough he is a true professional and his knowledge is second to none.

— D. Taylor, Norfolk

Since an accident about 4 years ago I have suffered from constant hissing tinnitus ...Sometimes it has seemed unbearable and has made me feel quite depressed… At my first appointment my condition was thoroughly tested, but we discussed not only my tinnitus, but also my whole lifestyle … Although I was initially uncertain how helpful this treatment would be, it has proven to be a complete success for me.

— Mrs B., Norwich