Ed Brown is Head of Service (Consultant Clinical Scientist) at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS FT with over 30 years’ experience in clinical audiology. He is also Local Director of the South of Tyne Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1984 with an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

He worked as a scientific officer at the Nottingham outstation of the Institute of Hearing Research before obtaining an MSc in Clinical Audiology at the University of Southampton in 1989.

Since 1989 he has been employed as a Clinical Scientist (Consultant Grade since 2004) and obtained the Certificate of Audiological Competence in 1990.

He was seconded as an Honorary Tutor to the Modernising Children’s Hearing Aid Services Programme at the University of Manchester from 2003-2005.

Professional Interests

Newborn hearing screening and assessment.

Paediatric audiological assessment and habilitation, including the use of Real Ear to Coupler Differences.

Information technology systems, including optimising the use of Patient Management Systems in Audiology.

Quality Assurance in Audiology.

Selected Posts Held

Audiology Research Champion (North East & North Cumbria) (2019)

Delivery of national CPD training in Paediatric Audiology (2013).

External Examiner University of Manchester (2013).

Contributed to development of BSc Clinical Physiology/Audiology Programme at University of Sunderland (2006-2010)

Member British Academy of Audiology Service Quality Committee.

Contributed to the development of national BAA/BSA protocols for Real Ear Measurement and Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (2007/8).

Contributed to the development of national NHSP guidelines for diagnostic assessment and Infant Hearing Aid Provision.

Consultant for Audiology Quality Assurance (including MCHAS and Scottish Executive).

Lead/Senior Examiner for the BAA Higher Training Scheme/ Certificate of Audiological Competence