Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a number of answers to questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question then please do email bsa@thebsa.org.uk

The British Society of Audiology is a non-profit learned society. It is the leading UK organisation for all professionals integrating the latest science and best practice for their application in improving the lives of people with hearing and balance problems.

 

Disclaimer -The British Society of Audiology has tried to ensure that the information provided is accurate, but does not accept any liability for any consequence of any of the use of this information. The BSA is not responsible for any claims arising from using this information. Any information is provided in good will by the British Society of Audiology but should not replace the advice from a knowledgeable practitioner who has further information about your circumstances.  We cannot comment about your personal clinical management but are able to provide you with further sources of information, where appropriate, although we assume no responsibility for the content of linked websites.

 

Practice Guidelines

A full list of our practice guidelines can be found on our Resources page. Any practice guidelines which have been newly updated will be listed on the Resources page of our website and also noted under our News section.

If you have a specific question about the content, then please email bsa@thebsa.org.uk

 

Accredited courses

A list of accredited courses including dates and venues can be found here.

If you have specific question on the course content and possibly future dates then lease contact the course provider direct.

 

Audiologist in your Area

The BSA do not hold a full list of all audiologist I the UK. We only hold a list of those who are in our membership.  If you wish to see a list of private dispensers (rather than NHS Audiologists) by location then please visit:

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists 

 

Working in Audiology in the UK

 

There are a number of entry points to a non-medical clinical career in Audiology. For employment in the NHS this could be through completion of a Higher Education Certificate or Foundation Degree leading to employment as an Associate Audiologist or completion of a full degree in Audiology leading to employment as an Audiologist.

NHS jobs

For a more comprehensive information please refer to the websites of NHS Careers http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/healthcare-science/careers-in-healthcare-science/careers-in-physiological-sciences/audiology/

The British Academy of Audiology

http://www.baaudiology.org/careers/

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists

http://www.bshaa.com/public/report.aspx?memberqueryid=FE17FAF7-B437-4DC1-B762-FD4C904904A6&atc=aaa&nodeid=16EAE3D5-CB90-4344-8A64-997897258401

Audiology services may also employ individuals as Audiology Assistants where professional qualifications are not a requirement at recruitment. It should be expected that GCSEs in science and maths would normally be required. NHS Jobs in England and Wales are advertised on the NHS Jobs website.

For qualifications from abroad and working in the UK

The employers and professional bodies are best placed to provide advice for your enquiry about your qualifications and working in Audiology in the UK. and you may find the following links to be of help with this:

NHS jobs

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/advice/overseas_cand.html

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/healthcare-science/careers-in-healthcare-science/careers-in-physiological-sciences/audiology/

http://www.thebsa.org.uk/jobs/  

 

If you need to register with either the RCCP (the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) or the HPCP (the Health and Care Professions Council) then you can also contact them on:

HPCP registration@hcpc-uk.org

RCCP rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk

 

If you wanted to become a locum audiologist then there are also a number of agencies:

Mediplacements http://www.mediplacements.com/

Your world https://www.yourworldhealthcare.com/

Lab Med http://www.labmedrecruit.co.uk/

 

A Professional wishing to move to become an audiologist

The British Society of Audiology is a non-profit learned society. It is the leading UK organisation for all professionals integrated in the latest science and its application in improving people’s lives with hearing and balance problems.

Your request is based on a specific professional topic and as such would be better supported by a response from a professional body such as:

The British Academy of Audiology  – http://www.baaudiology.org/

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists – https://www.bshaa.com/

The professional bodies are involved in the development and monitoring of professional educational programs and would be able to support this request with you.

 

Clinical Management

For requests on specific clinical management

Unfortunately, the British Society of Audiology is unable to comment on clinical management of individual cases.

Information provided by the BSA focuses on providing you with further sources of information, where and when this is appropriate. We do not assume any liability for the content of the linked websites. Any information the BSA provides is not medical advice, and you should not rely on it as such.

Before acting on any of the information, or deciding on a course of treatment, you should discuss the matter with your GP or another medical professional who is treating you. You should consider seeking a second opinion if you are unsatisfied with the care you are currently receiving, or seek further support from your local General Practitioner.

For further information on seeking a second opinion please click here http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/910.aspx?CategoryID=68

 

Hearing Aids

For getting help other than hearing aids

The BSA is an organisation concerned with the good practice of Audiology and would not normally provide advice on individual cases about hearing loss as we are not best placed to provide specific clinical advice, as you are requesting. However our colleagues in a number of other organisations will be able to respond and they have access to information, advice and support to both local and national initiatives to support people with hearing loss.

 

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss is the largest charity in the UK campaigning, lobbying and raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss.

19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL

Telephone 0808 808 0123

Textphone 0808 808 9000

informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

www.actionhearingloss.org.uk

 

Hearing Link

A charity who aim to ensure that people living with hearing loss can find the information they need, the specialist services they require, and the social contact they want in order to live well with hearing loss

27-28 The Waterfront, EASTBOURNE, East Sussex, BN23 5UZ

Telephone 0300 111 1113

SMS 07526 123255

enquiries@hearinglink.org

www.hearinglink.org