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Ear Talk

By Dr Elizabeth Adesugba
The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Podcast discussing all things ears and hearing.
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Person Centred Care and Patient Rehabilitation in Audiology with Dr Christine DePlacido
Christine qualified as an Audiologist from the School of Audiology in Glasgow in 1975.  Following several posts and further study, she obtained a Senior lectureship in 2006 and her PhD in 2016. She currently works as an independent trainer and counsellor, her particular interests are tinnitus, balance and person-centred practice. Christine is also the Author of a book titled 'Experiences of acquiring hearing loss: Lessons for rehabilitation' which is available for purchase on Amazon. With a Career spanning over 47 years, Christina brings a lot of experience to the conversation highlighting important aspects of Audiology that we do not always consider.
July 01, 2022
Episode 8 The Business of Audiology with Paul Minikin
On this episode we hear from Paul Minikin, the managing director / owner of Digital Hearing Care Solutions Ltd. Part of their operations are HAB Hearing and FM Hearing Systems, a successful regional independent Audiology practice in the north of England.  Paul discusses some of the principles he has learned over the years he has been in business and shares some of his practical tips for maintaining a successful Audiology practice.
March 25, 2022
Episode 7: A Celebration of Tinnitus Awareness Week with Dr James Jackson
We hear from James Jackson, a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, an MSc in Industrial Psychology from the University of Hull, and a PhD (Psychology) from the University of Hull. His doctorate considered the effects of tinnitus on concentration and task performance. We discuss his personal hearing loss and tinnitus journey as well as how that fueled his passion for learning more about and how to support people suffering from tinnitus. He also shares some tips for managing patients with tinnitus but no hearing loss. Below is a link to the application James discusses in this episode.
February 11, 2022
Episode 6: Sudden Unilateral Hearing Loss with Carly Sygrove
In this episode Carly describes her experience with sudden unilateral hearing loss and her journey so far. She also discusses some of the physical and emotional effects of a unilateral and sudden hearing loss.  Please find below a link to her blog and the hearing loss support website: My Hearing Loss Story – My experience of sudden sensorineural hearing loss and how it affects my life. Sudden Hearing Loss Support - Information, Advice and Support
January 27, 2022
Episode 5: Starkey Hearing and the Covid-19 Pandemic
On this episode we are joined by Neil Pottinger, the European Director of Marketing at Starkey. We discuss how the Covid-19 Pandemic affected Starkey and how they were able to navigate the hurdles it created.
May 17, 2021
Episode 4 : A Discussion with the CEO of BSHAA Professor David Welbourn
We learn about Professor Welbourn's journey with BSHAA so far and discuss some of the benefits of being a BSHAA member. Professor Welbourn also has some words of advice for us as advocates of hearing care.  
May 17, 2021
Episode 3: International Women's Day.
A brief discussion with ladies of BSHAA Council (Sam Dixon, Heather Kennington, Jasmine Opoku-Ware and Eleanor Cadman). We touch on the role of gender in Audiology in honor of International Womens Day.
March 07, 2021
Episode 2: Tinnitus and Research with David Baguley
David Baguley is the Professor of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham, working in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences (Faculty of Medicine). In this episode we look into 3 recent research studies David was involved with and gain knowledge on developing our abilities as clinicians in the areas of tinnitus and research.
January 14, 2021
Preview to the new BSHAA Podcast. An introduction to what it is all about and what 'Ear Talk' we plan to bring you.
November 12, 2020
Episode 1: An interview with Dr Gareth Smith- Growing in Audiology
This very first episode features an interview with Dr Gareth Smith who is a Consultant Clinical Audiologist and the Deputy Manager at Southend University Hospital where he is involved in a number of clinical and managerial work streams.  Among other responsibilities, Gareth is also the Audiology Editor for ENT & Audiology News. This interview features details on break-through progress made by a study on 'Audiologist-led screening for Acousic Neuroma' with which Gareth was heavily involved. The episode also features advice on how to progress your career in Audiology, build successful Audiology teams and implement effective and progressive change in our industry. Your host is BSHAA Council Member, Dr Elizabeth Adesugba.
November 12, 2020