Exhibitors announced for Yorkshire info day
Not long to go now until our first Hearing Information Day that takes place in Bielby, Yorkshire next month (July).
Our Hearing Information Days are for anyone with hearing loss, their families, and friends to find out more about charity and how we can support you on your hearing loss journey.
We are looking forward to welcoming along familiar and new friends to this free event on Saturday 15 July at The Beatrice Wright Centre – our northern training centre.
The Skipton Audiologist
Sue Falkingham, The Skipton Audiologist, trained at Bradford Royal Infirmary and has a Degree in Audiology Studies from Leeds University. Sue also trained as a hearing therapist at Bristol University. Throughout her career Sue has represented her profession at a national level and is proud to have led the largest professional body for Audiologists in the UK as the President of The British Academy of Audiology from 2017-2019. Following on from this she was awarded Lifetime Membership of the BAA in 2021. A commitment to her profession and to continued learning is also demonstrated by her awards from The British Society of Audiology and the Association of Independent Hearing Health Practitioners. Having worked for a global manufacturer of hearing instruments as a trainer for 11 years, Sue is well placed to answer most things relating to audiology and hearing care both from an NHS and from a commercial perspective.
Speaksee is the world’s first microphone Kit specially designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Using AI technology, Speaksee creates very accurate live subtitles that can be used for group conversations with captions displayed in different colours to make it easy to see who is speaking. Speaksee is entirely portable and all background noises are carefully eliminated to ensure you get great subtitles in any situation. Adam will be on hand throughout the day to give live demonstrations and answer questions. There will be a few spare kits available for you to come and try out yourself!
Are you considering cochlear implants for yourself, a loved one or child? Or do you already have, or support someone with an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant?
Visit us at our stand to:
- Find out if cochlear implants are right for you or your loved one
- Find out more about AB technology and accessories
- Meet AB cochlear implant wearers and talk to them about their experiences
- Discuss what support and resources are available to you and your family
Association of Lipspeakers
Lipspeaking in England was created over 75 years ago as a ‘platform skill’. It was initially a communication tactic for including everyone at the local hard of hearing clubs in Darlington in the Northeast. Through the years it has progressed to becoming a recognised professional skill with a register of qualified lipspeakers being held by NRCPD which is the registration body for communication practioners.
In 1992 the Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) was borne out of the need for a professional membership to serve as a collegial support network to represent lipspeakers. The aim of the ALS is to promote lipspeaking and its good practice whilst encouraging the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.
To date there are currently only 48 qualified and registered lipspeakers of which the majority can offer some sign to support the lipspoken message. However, pure lipspeaking is our forte. We work hard as an association to try and promote the huge benefits of lipspeaking and can point to many who have valued the specialized communication services which we offer.
To find out what else is taking place at this event, read more here.
If you haven’t booked your place already for this wonderful event, then don’t delay – book your free place here.