Stansted proved its popularity once more with a good turn out for the study day on March 12th 2011. The event was organised by Helen Belcher and chaired by David Foley and contained a good range of topics. As well as a BSHAA Update from Alan Torbet, there was a review of future education offerings from three of the UK's leading Universities, CPD, Lace and what manufacturers are doing to get people to say YES to hearing aids were all on the agenda.
Education, education, education, reflections and future offerings for HADs came next with presentations from three Universities.
Roger Blick, Anglia Ruskin University
Christine DePlacido Senior Lecturer/Professional Lead (Audiology)
Shelia Fidler Manchester University
Always popular not least for his presentation style and the importance of his subject, there was a warm reception for BSHAA Council member Barry Downes who spoke on CPD and Reflective Practice - Making the Right Connections! Download or view his slides
Making the Right Connections!
The final presentation before lunch dealt with the rehabilitation tool - LACE which was explained by Tony Rainer, of PC Werthin a presentation entitled: "Adding value to patients and audiologists". Download or read it here:
The big topic after lunch was one close to the hearts of all HADs, "What are Suppliers doing to try and reduce the reasons why people say ˜No" to a hearing aid, and how can a dispenser best demonstrate the benefits of hearing instruments to the client." There were four presentations and you can download or read a pdf of their slides by clicking on the link
The final session before an open forum dealt with "Ototoxicity, Otosclerosis, and Otitis Media in Hearing Aid Fitting" and was presented by Kath Woolley MSc, of the North West School of Audiology.
Kath Woolley MSc, of the North West School of Audiology