International Women’s Day 2018 – Esther Moore

We’re marking International Women’s Day 2018 by putting BSHAA members in the spotlight. You can see all 11 member profiles on the main page HERE

ESTHER MOORE

“As a hearing aid wearer myself and knowing the difficulties that untreated hearing loss can cause, playing a part in restoring a person’s hearing is just fantastic”

What’s your current role in audiology?

My current role involves working for a private hearing care company as a Registered Hearing Aid dispenser. I work mostly in a full-time flagship store and I also work in a day centre within the company’s opticians.

When did you first know you wanted to be an audiologist?

I have worked in hearing care for almost eight years. My role began as a hearing care advisor, working alongside the audiologist. This progressed to achieving a position as a Hearing Care Assistant and then within the company I was accepted for a place on the Foundation Degree course in Hearing Aid Audiology at Aston University in Birmingham. I believe I had ambitions from the beginning to become an audiologist eventually.

What’s the best thing about being an audiologist?

As a hearing aid wearer myself and knowing the difficulties and emotions that untreated hearing loss can cause, I feel the best thing about being an audiologist is playing a part in restoring a person’s hearing. From recommendations to fitting and then on to follow-up and aftercare, the sense of satisfaction is extremely rewarding when the hearing aids begin to improve the lifestyle of the wearer and the lives of the wearer’s family members. Hearing aids are the beginning of a journey in a person’s life and I feel privileged to be part of that journey.

What are you most proud of in your career so far?

So far in my career I am most proud of returning to education in my forties to obtain my foundation degree in audiology and to graduate, something I never thought would happen. It just proves you are never too old to pursue your desires.

Any advice for other women who want to become an audiologist?

My advice for anyone considering to become an audiologist would be highly recommended as a worthwhile, fulfilling occupation that changes lives and displays satisfying benefits from people who put their trust in you.