AN audiologist is counting on the backing of his fellow townsfolk as he launches a fledgling venture in Bury.

Harsha Devaraju, the specialist behind Bury Hearing Centre, has previously worked for a private hearing aid company.

But his new Crompton Street outlet is the first time he has gone into business for himself and he’s looking forward to getting stuck in.

He told the Bury Times while working in private industry he has already helped thousands of patient with their everyday hearing needs.

Mr Devaraju added: “As a company, we are passionate about improving and protecting our patients hearing, which is why we have invested in the very best audiology testing and fitting equipment available.”

He will be offering free consultations and hearing tests at the centre, alongside an ear wax removal service and the latest ranges of hearing aids.

“I’m from Bury myself, and I wanted to open the clinic to provides this service to people in and around the area,” said Mr Devaraju.

“We aim to build a positive relationship with all our clients, based on trust and an understanding that enables us to care for their hearing health in the long-term.”

His arrival in the Crompton Street premises completes a mini-revival for this little corner of the town centre over the past 12 months.

Totally Wicked has taken over the corner outlet, fronting The Rock, and Go Accounting, another fresh arrival, is their other next door neighbour.