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Towards a Connected Future – first joint event from BSHAA, BAA, BSA

The first ever joint event to be co-hosted by BSHAA, BAA and BSA on 7 February 2018 in Leeds will be called ‘Towards a Connected Future’.

Towards a Connected Future means looking to a future of connective technology, connected cross-sector collaboration and keeping people connected to living happier, engaged and independent lives.


Registration details and the full programme will be released soon.

The programme committee have been working hard to deliver a balanced and thought-provoking day. The programme will include exhibition time and hearing from key suppliers on how they are responding to the rapidly emerging connective technology, as well as the legislation passed in the US to sell hearing technology over the counter.

Well-known speakers will bring you a series of insights which will take you on a journey to better understand the impact and opportunities of technology and healthcare pressures on our everyday procedures, tools, service models – and audiology professionals.

The day will culminate in a not-to-be missed expert panel representing a mix of sectors and opinions from within audiology who will be answering your questions. The programme will provide opportunities to vote and have your say as we look at the challenges and opportunities confronting our profession. Questions and observations can be written anonymously if desired on the day.

We hope the programme will ignite your passions and views and help inform us all, and in particular your professional bodies to ensure they stay aligned to their members’ views and needs.

This ground-breaking event is co-hosted by BAA, BSA and BSHAA and offers a membership rate to all delegates irrespective of which body or bodies they are a member of. This is a trial event and if successful is a format that could go around the country. To get to that place, though, we need as much support as possible for this first pioneering meeting.


The event will be held at the Hilton Leeds City, easily accessible from the M1 and M62, just a three-minute walk from Leeds City train station and just 10 miles from Bradford Airport. With a newly refurbished meeting and exhibition space, it promises to be a great venue.

Registration details and the full programme will be released soon.