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The BAA Board of Directors manages the smooth running and the professional validity of the Academy.


Sue Falkingham

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Current Occupational Role: Audiologist in Education and Training at Starkey Hearing Technologies


Areas of Special Interest: Adult Hearing Rehabilitation, Hearing aid Technology


Sue has worked in Audiology since 1990, first as an Audiologist and later gaining her qualification as a Hearing Therapist. Having worked in a number of NHS Audiology Departments Sue has continued her career in the commercial side of Audiology. Currently working for Starkey where she provides audiological support and training to customers.

Sue is writing a blog for members available here: President



Michelle Booth

Immediate Past President

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Current Occupational Role: Clinical Lead - Adult Audiology at Kings Mill Hospital in North Nottinghamshire. 

Areas of Specialist interest: Tinnitus Rehabilitation.

Michelle has worked in Audiology since 1987, training as the original MPPM student in Chesterfield. She has worked in various other departments, but has been a member of the team at Kings Mill Hospital in North Nottinghamshire since 1993. Michelle obtained her BSc from Leeds University in 2002, having studied on a part-time basis for 4 years. Michelle's specialist area of interest is tinnitus and she worked with the NHS Improvement team in 2009 to develop and implement a direct access service for patients with tinnitus. The service has been a great success and Michelle has presented at many meetings and Conferences sharing her experience.  She has also offered help and advice to other departments wanting to set up a similar service. Michelle served the BAA initially as a regional representative in the Trent region, but joined BAA Board in 2011 and has led the Service Quality, Publicity and Communications and the Conference teams during her term, before becoming Vice President and President. 


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BAA Treasurer Barbara Gregg

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Board role Treasurer








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