Dr Sarah Bent

Advisor & Research Development Group Lead


Sarah is a registered Clinical Scientist with the North Wales Audiology Service, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. She originally studied at the University of Manchester, completing a PhD in Physics in 2003 and British Academy of Audiology CAC in 2006. Sarah’s professional interests are furthering clinically relevant research in adult rehabilitation in Audiology, in effective and individual rehabilitation for adults with hearing loss, and in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults with dementia or learning disabilities.


Alongside clinical commitments and supporting research and development in Audiology across North Wales, current research includes outcomes for adults with learning disabilities or living with dementia. She is also chairing the recommendations on the assessment and rehabilitation of adults living with dementia for the British Society of Audiology “Cognition in Hearing” SIG. In June 2017, she received the Ruth Spencer prize from the BSA for her work developing practice in relation to adults with dementia.