Paediatric Audiology Interest Group

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers, including Audiologists, Clinical Scientists, Teachers of the Deaf, Academics and Researchers, who share a commitment to improving quality of life for children with deafness and their families.  

Our Aims

– To provide accessible, evidence-based practice guidance and recommended procedures to support delivery of high-quality clinical care for children 

– To produce learning materials to support training and continuing professional development of professionals in Paediatric Audiology 

– To horizon-scope for new developments in the field of Paediatric Audiology 

– To act as ambassadors for children, families and professionals and drive quality improvements in Paediatric Audiology 

Steering Group Members

Steering Group 

Chair: Dr Claire Lingard, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust 

Vice-Chair: Anushri Patel, Audiological Scientist, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust 

Kate Johnston, Clinical Scientist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust 

Dr Anisa Visram, Researcher & Lecturer, University of Manchester 

Georgie Swainson, Clinical Scientist, Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust 

Naomi Elliott, Lead Paediatric Audiologist, Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Trust 

Verity Langlands, Principal Audiologist and Lecturer, Seashell Trust 

Helen Martin, Teacher of the Deaf (Education Advisor), Ewing Foundation 

Eleanor Brown, Advanced Paediatric Audiologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust 

Current projects

– We are currently working on the Recommended Procedures for Visual Reinforcement Audiometry and Hearing Aid Fitting in Infants and Children.  

– We are producing learning materials for BSA Online, including videos on Impression Taking in Under 5s, Speech Testing and Adapting Speech Tests for Children with Complex Needs.

– We are investigating the most effective methods for Peer Review of Visual Reinforcement Audiometry with a view to producing a recommended procedure for this process.

– We are liaising with researchers in Audiology to further develop knowledge and understanding of using non-standard stimuli such as cartoon theme tunes in hearing assessments.



Other resources

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National Deaf Children’s Society 

Ewing Foundation  

Hear Glue Ear  

British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People  


British Academy of Audiology – Higher Training Scheme  

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