My Audiology career started in 2005, when, on completing my Biology and Management degree, I went to work in a School for the Deaf. Having a hearing loss myself, I was able to empathise with the students. I also started yacht racing competitively with a local Deaf sailing Team.
I gained my Audiology MSc in 2011 and completed my HTS training in Brighton. Since then, I have worked continuously within the NHS; I am currently Head of Service in Worthing, but maintain a diverse clinical workload including complex paediatrics and vestibular diagnostics.
Outside the NHS, I work within a private audiology clinic where I have access to emerging hearing aid and assistive listening technology. I offer a range of hearing aids and ear wax removal appointments alongside vestibular rehabilitation.
Being elected as a director on the BAA board means that I can now be involved in how we shape our profession.