Prizes and awards given at the 2016 Annual Conference

Awards and Prizes that we encourage members to make nominations. The awards and prizes are made at the gala dinner of the Society, at the Annual Conference. In 2016, at the Ricoh Arena the following people were presented with their awards.

Jos Millar Shield

Dr Chris Wood from Action on Hearing Loss who was nominated by the editorial team of Audacity for his article in issue 6 May 2015 entitled “Under Pressure: NHS Audiology across the UK”.


The Ruth Spencer Prize

Dr Nicci Campbell from Southampton University for contribution to clinical services by a registered practitioner. This is in recognition of her work in the field of APD, especially as chair of the BSA special interest group whilst maintaining a clinical and academic interest in cochlear implants and in the work of the audiology department at Southampton.


The Denzil Brooks Prize

Ingo Ferm based at Croydon University Hospital and was awarded this for promoting excellence in audiological practice. This is in recognition of her work in the development, trial and implementation of ABR peer review.


The George Harris Prize

John Day from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in recognition of the role he played in leading the BSA’s response to proposals from some CCGs to limit hearing aid provision for mild to moderate hearing loss.


The Thomas Simm Littler Prize

Dr Michael Stone based at Manchester University and was awarded this prize for his distinguished contribution to digital signal processing in hearing devices and improved hearing aid technology and fitting methods.


The Thomas Simm Littler Lectureship

Professor David Moore, based in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA, who undertook the lecture on Personalised Audiology.



Basic Science Poster Prize

Garreth Prendergast  with co authors  Hannah Guest, Agnès Léger, Kevin Munro, Karolina Kluk, Chris Plack   “Hidden Hearing Loss may not be a concern for healthy young listeners”

Basic Science Poster

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Applied and Clinical Research Poster Prize

Sarah Hughes, Hayley Hutchins and Frances Rapport for “Seeking connectedness: A constructivist Grounded Theory of subjective listening effort in cochlear implantation”

Applied Poster

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