British Academy of Audiology (BAA) UPDATE

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Victoria Adshead, Published on 31 May 2024

British Academy of Audiology (BAA) UPDATE

Clinical Scientist Equivalency webinar series

BAA are pleased to introduce a series of three webinars in collaboration with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS), considering all aspects of applying for the Clinical Scientist Equivalency. Running throughout June and July, the webinars will include information on requirements and process, preparation and submission from those who have been through the process themselves! Find out more information about all three webinars on the news pages of the BAA website.

Deaf Awareness Week.

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BAA President, Dr. Samantha Lear, was delighted to support the RNID launch event for their latest report “It does matter”. Please read the RNID report and let’s raise awareness and change attitudes, as “good communication and inclusion for deaf people and people with hearing loss absolutely does matter”. Sam joined the RNID event at the House of Lords which was timed to coincide with Deaf Awareness week. She is pictured here with deaf audiologist, Sara Adedeji.


CPD activities to support your potential HCPC audit

With the registration renewal window for Hearing Aid Dispensers opening on May 1 with the HCPC, here is a reminder of all the CPD activities you can find in your member’s area of the BAA website: 2023 conference presentation recordings; scientific articles; BAA magazine articles; BAA webinars across a range of topics; access to all editions of the International Journal of Audiology…and much more. There are also reflective practice CPD forms for you to complete for your records and lots of advice on reflective practice and other ideas for CPD. Log in and have a look.

Masking the ABR webinar

The BAA SQC has teamed up with the BSA EP SIG to offer a webinar on ‘masking the ABR’. Jason Smalley and Dr. Guy Lightfoot will cover the changes to the masking calculator, practical tips for using the masking calculator, and strategies on how to avoid masking. More details and registration through the events pages of the BAA website.

Soundfield Calibration Checklist

Following discussions, and in collaboration with a large number of calibration providers in the UK, a checklist has been created to allow audiology providers to understand their room set up for soundfield testing. It has been agreed that where the conditions within this checklist are not met, it is unlikely that the soundfield will be able to be calibrated.

Further information on calibration and setting a room up for soundfield testing is in the calibration webinar recording in the knowledge hub of the BAA website members’ area.

Source: Audiology News UK issue 08 May-June 2024