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BSHAA Webinar: Modern Hearing Technology - Now And Future

Join Chris Cartwright, Roger Lewin and Geoff Cooling to look at hearing technology, now and in the future, in the latest BSHAA professional development webinar.

Professional development

BSHAA Webinar: Modern Hearing Technology - Now And Future
Thursday 26 October 2017, 18.30 to 20.00 GMT
FREE for BSHAA members | £20+VAT for non-members
2.5 BSHAA CPD points (1.5 for attending and 1.0 for noting reflection)

You may also be interested in our webinar on 14 December with Dr Piers Dawes 



This is not a product-specific talk. We will be discussing technology and its repercussions on hearing care rather than any specific products. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of:
  • the key features of modern technology in hearing instrument that drive real world improvements in communication, and higher customer satisfaction;
  • how the wearable/hearable will change the perspective of professionals, and how to be better prepared for this as business;
  • what the future of hearing technology may look like, and what this has to do with the clinicians of today.


Our speakers

Chris Cartwright

Chris Cartwright
Audiology Development Manager, Phonak UK

Chris worked in a number of NHS hospitals around the UK since 1981 including Lecturer at the School of Audiology (City Hospital, Birmingham). Audiology Services Manager at Queens Hospital Burton on Trent and finally as Clinical Audiologist at the Oak Tree Lane Centre Birmingham. In 1997, he joined Phonak UK, where he has worked in a number of roles and presently holds the position of Audiology Development Manager. Chris is frequently requested to contribute to various projects both within the UK and Switzerland more often due to the network – internally, externally and internationally that has developed over the years as a result of his eLearning activities; which has also directly contributed to the training and educational needs of professionals.

 "As technology improves, the choice and level of sophistication offered provides an opportunity to meet the needs of the diverse population we serve. This talk will attempt to be product–neutral and cover a number of key features aimed at improving real-world communication and consequently the overall satisfaction rating of our customers."


Roger Lewin

Roger Lewin
Managing Director, Starkey Laboratories Limited UK

Roger started his career as a student PMT (Audiology) at Kings College Hospital, London, and has spent the majority of his career working in the manufacturing sector. He registered as a Hearing Aid Dispenser in 1990 and has been a member of BSHAA ever since. He has a degree in Physiology and a Masters degree in Technical Audiology from UCL.

"I will be providing a broad overview of the hearable technology that is out there on the market and what it can do. I hope to describe how profoundly different the sense of hearing is to our other sensory interfaces and how much better suited it is to managing information and data, thus explaining why hearables will succeed whereas Google glasses failed. I will talk about the differences between hearables and hearing instruments and we will consider how hearables could make us do thing differently."


Geoff Cooling

Geoff Cooling
Author of Audiology Marketing in a Digital World and The Little Book of Hearing Aids , Co-Founder at Audiology Engine

Geoffrey (Geoff, anything else makes him nervous) Cooling has been involved with the hearing aid industry for over 10 years. He has worked in private practice dispensing hearing aids and as a manufacturer's rep. He has written two books, both available on Amazon. He loves technology, passing on knowledge, and is legendary for many other things, primarily the amount he curses, his dry and mischievous sense of humour and his complete intolerance of people who are full of themselves.

"Hearing aids help you hear, but the purpose is to help you communicate. I will be discussing how that ability to communicate could be widened and how, in the future, they may be used to make lives better. We will navel gaze together about the implications on the industry and your own clinical practice."



Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 26 Oct 2017
  • Wed 25 Oct 2017
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