- Published on 11 October 2016
Sweden: Åsa Skagerstrand
Åsa Skagerstrand who works for Audiologisk klinik has scooped the coveted title of Audiologist of the Year 2016, after a heartfelt nomination from one of her patients swung the judges’ decision.
Åsa’s patient, Matilda, was just six years old when she first lost her hearing – a traumatic event for to cope with at such a young age. After years of struggling with hearing devices that weren’t right for her, Matilda’s life was transformed when Åsa was recommended by another hearing care professional.
Matilda said: “Åsa is kind-hearted, she listens and she is honest. She can admit when she is unsure, or when she is not happy with an outcome. Her honesty proves to me that she doesn’t give up, she is determined and does everything she can for other people.
“She makes sure I understand and that I am involved when she makes adjustments to the hearing aids. I finally began to hope that I could find a pair of hearing aids that would work for me. She has extensive knowledge of how different hearing aids work and makes sure that I never leave the room with hearing aids I’m not happy with. I really appreciate this about her way of working, and I’m so happy to have her as my audiologist.”