Education and Qualifications
I have a BSc. (hons) in Zoology and Comparative Physiology from Queen Mary College, University of London. 1983.
I started my initial training as an audiology technician in 1983, passing my Specialist Course for Audiology Technicians in February 1984. This was undertaken in the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, Grays Inn Road London. I stayed there as a student technician and passed my British Society of Audiology exams in October 1985.
Hearing Aid Qualifications and Experience
I remained in the Health Service until 1986, when I decided I wanted to learn about the private hearing-aid world.
I worked for a hearing-aid manufacturer called A&M, that made hearing-aids for the NHS and commercial market. They also sold audiological equipment and had an earmould laboratory. I became a trainee hearing-aid dispenser, and learnt all about the factory, and private hearing-aids.
I passed my Hearing-Aid-Council exams in 1988
I started my private hearing-aid business in 1989. I also work with ENT Consultants as an audiology technician, performing hearing tests and tympanometry in their private clinics.
Other Formal Medical Associations and Training
I am registered with the British Society of hearing-aid Audiologists since 1988.
BSHAA (Member) MSHAA.
The Registration council for Clinical Physiologists (Member since 2002)
I continue to update my audiology knowledge by attending various courses and conferences, throughout the year.