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Training, recruitment, lack of unity,...the challenges facing audiology prefigure a tough immediate future for A FRACTURED PROFESSION

 

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© PW “We should not be marking our own homework,” Claire Benton tells a packed BAA audience in Coventry last November.

The 2023 Conference of the British Academy of Audiology was given a soul-stirring launch last November when the group’s newly appointed Vice President, Claire Benton, laid bare the evidence of recent failings in NHS hearing care, carefully exposing her profession’s need for improved funding, appropriate training, and a tightening of discipline. Minutes after her galvanic Bamford Lecture, she spoke to Audiology News UK editor-in-chief Peter Wix about some of the crisis points facing hearing health practice.

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EUHA 2024 - call for papers and exhbition booking now open

 
 

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EUHA. Save the date! 2024 International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians and Industry Exhibition: exhibition stands can now be booked, and topics for presentation submitted.

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EUHA Digital Spring Conference is ready to run from March 22

 
 
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A 30-minute formula across different levels in key fields for the audiologist - this is what the organisers of the EUHA Digital Spring Conference are sticking to for another round of highly educational presentations beginning at 0900 on March 22.

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British Society of Audiology Scientific Meeting 2024 - early bird rate until April 26

 

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The British Society of Audiology Scientific Meeting will take place at the BCEC, Birmingham on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 of June this year.

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BSHAA annual conference gives way to “milestone” regional roadshows

 

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The British Society for Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) has announced a change in its events planning for 2024. Instead of an anticipated spring conference over two days, the association has decided to hold five separate regional roadshow days throughout the year. All events are members-only.

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Trend of rising conference attendances continues as Oxford bags a bigger AIHHP audience

 

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© Dan Matthams Photography      Behaviour expert and inspirational speaker, Jez Rose warmed up the crowd with a round of the right kind of questions.

AIHHP’s 2023 Hearing Expo took place on the 24 - 25 November at the Oxford Belfry Hotel in Thame, Oxfordshire, welcoming AIHHP members from across the country to enjoy two days of learning and networking and celebrating the best in the industry with the 16th Golden Lobe Awards. The attendance was up to 114, compared to 96 in 2022.

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A 2023 of challenges and successful conferences for the profession of audiology

 

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A global recruitment crisis is dwindling the numbers of hearing care professionals, but post-pandemic gatherings attracted record attendances. Audiology Worldnews reporting in 2023 captured opinions, ideas, and plenty of advice. With Christmas out of the way, January is a good time to flashback over the preceding 12 months in the profession.

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EuroTrak X-ray of Spanish hearing market: low binaurality rates, but also low hearing aid abandonment rate

 

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The results of Spain's second EuroTrak survey became the subject of extensive analysis at the recent 20th ANA (Spanish Audiology Association) conference. Among the strengths in Spain, a low rate of hearing aids ending up in the drawer; among the negatives, a low rate of binaurality stands out.

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Conferences 2023: BAA - A CONFERENCE ON QUALITY AND COMMUNICATION

 

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© PW      Claire Benton delivers an emotional speech to set a tone of determination as the 2023 Conference bursts into life on day one.

Today Coventry, tomorrow the world is an unlikely banzai for anyone to proclaim, but it seemed to fit the spirit of tenacity and reaffirmed orientation coursing through a record gathering at the 2023 Annual Conference of the British Academy of Audiology.

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UK associations work towards consensus amid wax removal controversy

 

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Attempts to unify the UK's audiology professions will face a significant test this December 14 when different groupings meet to find agreement on the single but knotty issue of regulating earwax removal.

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