Gemma Twitchen

Chair of the Global Outreach SIG

Gemma has more than ten years’ experience of working as an audiologist in the NHS working with both adults and children. She has been working with Action on Hearing Loss for over 4 years supporting the organisation with specialist knowledge about audiology and hearing loss.

Gemma also has a passion for improving ear and hearing health in the developing world -in  2011 she volunteered in Malawi and in 2015, she took a sabbatical and volunteered for six months in Zambia supporting the only audiologist within the country, helping to develop and teach a new one year audiology diploma course to students from across Africa. She is currently working one day per week as a consultant audiologist to the charity Sound Seekers who are dedicated to helping people with hearing loss in Africa.