Raul Garcia-Medina

I am currently the founder And Director of The Audiology Clinic, a private independent clinic established in 2014 and operating in London and Chelmsford in the UK. I have been a BSHAA Council member since 2015 and am the current Vice-President and Chair of its Professional Standards Committee. I am also a partner and panel member of the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), an IDA Fellow and a past Clinical member of the UK Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Ear Surgery.

I have been an Audiologist providing clinical audiological services and ear care, including aural microsuction, for over 23 years. After qualifying in Barcelona in 1996, I came to the UK where I have devoted most of my audiological professional career to the NHS before embarking on an entrepreneurial quest.  I have ample experience working in both paediatric and adult audiology departments, and specialising in both diagnostic and rehabilitation services. I have also acted in an Audiology practical tutor and assessor capacity for the University College of London Audiology degree programmes.  I have been managing audiology departments and teams of audiologists since 2003. I hold a postgraduate diploma in Audiology from the University of Manchester and an MBA from London South Bank University.

In 2014, I became the Audiology Professional Manager for the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, part of the UCLH Foundation Trust (NHS). I have also worked in the private sector as a Consultant Audiologist assisting other private practices. I also co-founded a private company and served in its board as Director and Clinical Director between 2016 and 2017.

My main specialties are: Aural care & microsuction performed with high-grade microscopes, auditory rehabilitation, audiological diagnostic investigations, tinnitus and hyperacusis management, auditory processing disorders, bone-anchored hearing aids and middle ear implantable devices, hearing loss prevention through education and counselling, and musicians’ hearing.

Raul Garcia-Medina