Whilst we are lucky in the UK to have access to free audiology services on the NHS or the choice of seeing someone privately, most developing countries have little or no access at all to audiology or audiologists; relaying largely on support from abroad, often provided by voluntary organisations. Sadly, this can often be short term and unsustainable and standards of care can be questionable. There are more positively, NGOs and other companies that are working on or supporting developing longer term projects that are more sustainable, higher quality audiology services. As a group, we want to promote higher standards of care and support longer term, sustainable audiology services globally. It’s a big, but very important challenge and right now we’re working together to find the best ways in which as a group we can be most useful and effective to this cause.
The main objectives of this SIG are:
- Provide and disseminate information or advice on best practice and training for global outreach to support short or long term projects or goals
- Investigate and map current provision and details of the global outreach for Audiology, including audiology professional bodies outside the UK
- Create peer support network for people who are involved in Audiology in other countries
- To broaden the base of the Group’s interests by providing a meeting point and communication between the various disciplines involved
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We have a full house of dedicated audiologists and doctors within the steering committee who have experience of working abroad as volunteers and an interest of global issues within audiology and ENT.
|Riaz Siddiqui||Team Lead Audiology||Mediscan Diagnostics|
|Wendy McCracken||Teacher of the Deaf||Manchester Uni|
|Huw Cooper||Clinical Scientist||Birmingham|
|Dr Rachna Gopal||Mauritius|
|Laura Finegold||Paed Audiologist||Derby|
|Wahid Zaman||Lecturer||Aston Uni|
|Siobhan Brennan||Audiologist & lecturer||Sheffield hospital and Manchester Uni|
|Laura Turton||Audiologist & BSA Op Manager||Warwick & BSA|
|Andrea Jackson||Audiologist||Croydon / Hove / Birmingham|
|Helena Mulugeta||Paediatric Audiologist,||St Thomas’ Hospital, London|
|Sali Salah||Paediatric Audiologist||Great Ormond Street hospital London|
We’re a full house of dedicated audiologists and doctors working who have experience working within audiology/ENT and we’re figuring out ways in which, as a group, we can be the most useful and effective.
Many of the dedicated members within the steering and advisory committee for the GO SIG have been or are currently working abroad in the field of audiology either as volunteers or employers.
We share the same goal of wanting to do more in this area, by supporting work/projects in developing countries where there is limited provision of audiology.