2022 Programme Overview

The BAA Scientific Programme Committee is delighted to offer you  a conference line up which we believe will provide two days of superb presentations and education that will have clinical impact.

Once again, we bring you three parallel tracks, with a mix of keynotes, invited speakers and free papers, and a whole track of technology, product, and software updates.

Every year, we strive to ensure that you, our delegates, leave the event with a clear idea of how to implement what you have heard in your own departments, practice, or career. We have doubled down on that commitment this year and have strong clinical leaders and professionals providing practical, best-practice, presentations in many areas. There really should be several sessions that will appeal and inform your practise.

There will be updates from experts in clinical practice, research, policy, service innovation and neuroscience.

They will provide key sessions on setting hearing aids for adults, outcome measures, cognition and hearing loss, paediatric assessment and early access to sound, paediatric tinnitus management, vestibular assessment and management and non-vestibular sources of dizziness, some cochlear implant presentations, and a dementia keynote. We have included a session on Auditory Processing Disorder, due to popular demand, and more information on service innovations, as our professionals continue to evolve their services.


Thursday 13th October

Following a welcome from President Kath Lewis, we are delighted that Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez, Consultant Psychiatrist & Associate Professor at Camden & Islington Foundation Trust | Division of Psychiatry, UCL, will deliver the Adrian Davis lecture. After the first coffee break, we continue in the main hall with our second keynote lecture, delivered by Professor Sophie Scott. Sophie was a popular presenter from 2021 who we just had to invite back. Professor Scott CBE, is Director, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, and will provide a lecture on the auditory brain – from sound to meaning

We then break into our parallel tracks. In the main hall is a session on adult audiology, looking at patient-reported outcomes, and then the setting of hearing aids from literature and reality. In the second track, an APD session takes place with a diagnostic approach and updates on the latest developments in the assessment and management of APD.  Our platinum sponsors provide the presentations for the third track, providing invaluable information on the latest technology, software, and programmes available for patients.

Following poster viewing, a spot of lunch and exhibition visiting, BAA members are invited to the Annual General Meeting. Hear from the President and Board of Directors about the past 12 months and the plans for the year ahead. There’s usually a bottle of bubbly hidden under someone’s chair as a surprise, to thank you for attending!

Our third keynote speaker takes the stage after lunch. Dr Zara Jay, Clinical Psychologist, University College London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, will present on psychological approaches to supporting those experiencing vestibular symptoms.  Dr Zara Jay was a hugely popular presenter in 2021, with many asking us to invite her back. This year Zara starts our vestibular session in the main auditorium. We then break into a balance track, with two practical sessions from a vestibular specialist physiotherapist and an audiologist who specialises in the vestibular field in the NHS and private practice. In the parallel track, we look at the relationship between hearing loss, hearing aid use, and daily-life fatigue, and a session on listening effort. We finish the day with six free paper sessions, where you, or your colleagues, have the opportunity to present your latest research and clinical findings.

While the day of presentations ends here, we would like to invite you to join us again at our evening venue for a party night. Venue will be confirmed shortly, but your two-day ticket includes entrance, a welcome drink, and some food and fun!


Friday 14th October

The second day at conference starts a little differently this year, with parallel sessions running. Four free papers will be chosen from your abstract submissions, followed by talks on implants and paediatric tinnitus assessment and management.

Following the refreshment break, our fourth keynote speaker is Professor Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Leroi will talk to us about supporting quality of life through sensory health in people with dementia.

Following the keynote, you have the choice between a session on service innovation in audiology and cochlear implantation, a paediatric assessment session with two BAA Board Directors or the sponsor track before lunch, and our final exhibition and poster viewing session.

Our final afternoon session goes to one track for our awards and prize-giving session and our last conference keynote. Dr Paul Johns, a consultant neuropathologist and reader in clinical neuroanatomy at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, closes the conference with our annual Bamford Lecture: Neuroscience of hearing and language: the importance of early access to sound.

New BAA President Samantha Lear will officially end the 2022 conference with her closing remarks.

As in previous years, we are delighted that our Platinum sponsors contribute to our programme with their own talks over the two days, details of which will be released soon.


2022 Speaker Abstracts and Biographies

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With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors