Up to 19 BSHAA CPD points available
Optional breakfast session – 2 points
Main plenary – 17 points
Saturday 7 September
etc venues Liverpool Street Norton Folgate, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate E1 6DQ
The 2019 BSHAA Professional Development Day is on the theme of ‘Hearing, health and well-being’. Hearing plays a crucial role in a person’s wider health and well-being, and our brilliant line-up of speakers will be looking closely at this on the day.
Last year’s event was a sell-out, and we only have 70 places available this year, so don’t delay in booking your place.
Registration and networking
Boost your business with local demographic data – Prof David Welbourn
Please arrive at 8.15am to register in time for this session.
Do you know where to access your local demographic data? Do you know how to use the data to grow your business and benefit the local community/businesses? You can forge solid partnerships when you arm yourself with the right local knowledge. In this special business development workshop, we will unpick some of the great resources which can help you delve into the local demographic data. This is a very powerful way to improve your business by opening up the opportunities within your communities. You can use the data not only to approach individual clients but also businesses and organisation to kick-start a mutually beneficial relationship.
Hearing, health and well-being: a BSHAA perspective and update with chief executive Prof David Welbourn
Dr Elizabeth Abimbola Adesugba, BSc (Hons) AuD, RHAD, MSHAA Jovon Hearing
The audiology industry is going through a rapid transformation. Technology has changed more in the last few years than any time before – so much so that some clinicians are finding the change threatening. However, technology can be our friend and a faithful partner. This talk will look at the principles that can help us to effectively respond to the rapid changes we are experiencing today.
Nori Graham Vice president of the National Alzheimer’s Society
In this session, delegates will get a general awareness of cognitive impairment in the clinical population. They will also learn how taking a relevant history will alert them to problems with memory. Finally, we will discuss how to approach the client and their partner when a memory problem is detected.
Nori Graham is a Dementia Friend Champion for the Alzheimer’s Society. She is vice president and former chair of the National Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Disease International. She is Emeritus Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal Free Hospital, London
Anna Pugh Audiologist, BSHAA Council Member and UK lead for the Audiology Project
In this talk, Anna will discuss how diabetes impacts hearing and the management of hearing issues. This will involve service development aspects such as management planning for individuals, involving local diabetes organisations to spread awareness about your service for people with diabetes, and practical considerations in your audiology clinic to mitigate the impact of diabetes on your clients’ hearing care.
Anna Pugh is an employed hearing therapist audiologist, BSHAA Council member and member of the Society’s professional standards committee. She is the UK lead for the Audiology Project, an international collaboration of healthcare professionals working to raise awareness of the comorbidity factors of diabetes
Professor Andrew Hugill University of Leicester and the Aural Diversity music project
This talk summarises Professor Hugill’s recent research into how Ménière’s disease and other forms of hearing impairment affect musicians and their music. Until very recently, most hearing instrument algorithms focused mainly on speech understanding. However, modern technology recognises that music is also an essential part of life. To examine this, we have a session on hearing and music by Professor Andrew Hugill on the consequences of Meniere’s disease and other forms of hearing impairment for musicians, their music-making, hearing care and technologies. Andrew will also talk from his own experience as a musician living with Meniere’s disease.
Professor Andrew Hugill directs the Creative Computing programme at the University of Leicester. He works in music (composition, musicology), computing and various areas of culture and cultural production. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His books include The Digital Musician (Routledge), now in its third edition, and Pataphysics: A Useless Guide (MIT Press), recently translated into Russian. His multimedia installation Secret Garden was viewed by 36,500 people during its recent one-month exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. He is currently undertaking funded research into balance disorders and hearing loss amongst musicians and is organising a series of musical events under the title ‘Aural Diversity’.
Gareth Smith, MSc, AuD Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology), Southend University Hospital
With the introduction of NICE N98 comes further guidance for the investigation of people with ‘unexplained hearing loss’. The British Association of Audiological Physicians (BAAP) recommends investigations for those under 50 with unexplained sensorineural hearing loss. This lecture discusses the literature around systemic causes of hearing impairment and reviews an innovative pathway to investigate their nature.
Exhibitors: GN Hearing UK | Interacoustics | Phonak | Sivantos | Starkey | Widex
Plus an optional lunchtime workshop with Interacoustics.
David Baguley Professor of Hearing Sciences, University of Nottingham
There has been a recent resurgence in interest in tinnitus: in the last five years there have been over 3,000 papers published on the subject. The topics considered include the mechanisms of tinnitus, and the ways in which the brain perceives, sustains and reacts to the tinnitus, but also how best to manage the challenges that a tinnitus patient can experience. In this presentation, David will review current thinking on tinnitus management, and very recently published European consensus evidence-based guidelines. He will also provide answers to the frequently asked question, ‘Why is there no cure for tinnitus?’, and the steps that need to be in place for a cure to be developed.
David Baguley is the Professor of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham, working in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences (Faculty of Medicine), and the Otology and Hearing Group. He heads up the Clinical Hearing Sciences group within the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. David’s particular research interests lie in the area of iatrogenic tinnitus and hearing loss associated with the use of platinum-based chemotherapy in adult survivors of cancer.
Paula Cook Senior audiologist and branch manager, Aston Hearing, Amersham
How does the person walking through your door for wax removal affect your service delivery? What is the importance of the link between audiology and ENT? Where or how do you refer ear conditions that you find when doing wax removal? What should our referral process be and how should we do this to make sure we are doing best practise for clients? Paula will answer all of these questions and more!
In 1996 Paula’schildren were diagnosed with a genetic hearing loss – this is when she first became actively interested and involved in audiology. In 2005 she started working in the audiology department at Wycombe Hospital. After 11 years in the public sector she joined Aston Hearing, an independent, private audiology practice.
Representatives from Phonak and Starkey will be talking about their latest hearing technology.
Panel discussion with lawyer Andrew Humphrey, BSHAA Council member Samantha Dixon and BSHAA chief executive Professor David Welbourn
This session will start with a couple of quick presentations on various aspects of GDPR and websites that are increasingly important for hearing practice owners. There will be an interactive workshop on the consequences of GDPR – what information we must include on websites and clinical records to make our practice GDP-compliant. As the law has been there for a while, our knowledge on its application has improved. Andrew Humphrey – principal lawyer at an Oxfordshire legal practice – will talk about the legal aspects of GDPR and websites that every business should care about. His practice encompasses employment law, data protection, business regulations and general commercial work. We will also look at some recent customer care cases on this topic.
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