Friday Morning May 15th

Friday May 15th

Congress facilitator Rachel Sloane

Rachel Sloane was the conference facilitator - keeping everyone to time and chairing the question sessions.   It was Rachel's first time at Congress but she knew the Suffolk contingent, or at least they knew her: her day job includes standing in as a presenter on their local BBC Radio station.


BSHAA President Peter Sydserff had an extremely busy Congress.  On Thursday he hosted a dinner for Council members and speakers and then a reception for delegates.  And on Friday, after cutting the blue ribbon to open the exhibition he was in the lecture theatre to spell out for delegates what (and where) he saw the challenges in hearing aid audiology in the coming years.   You can see his slides here:

Much later Peter swopped his business two-piece for his leather biker jacket and tatoo sleeves ready for the fancy dress.  You'll have to search the fancy dress pictures if you want to see this.

Gavin Ingham at Congress 2015

Gaviin Ingham is never sure how to describe what he does: before joining the lecture circuit he was a very successful salesman and sales team leader with blue-chip companies.  But he get's tagged now as motivational speaker.  Either way he certainly motivated delegates as he talked about being a better sales person.  You can see Gavin's slides here

Nerina Scarinci speaking at Congress 2015

Next up was Dr Nerina Scarinci....a last minute stand in for Professor Louise Hickson, who, as Rachel explained to the audience, had not been able to travel to the UK from her base in Australia because of personal reasons.   Fortunately for delegates, Dr Scarinci (a colleague at the University of Queensland) was in Denmark on study leave and flew to England to fill the breach and talk about rehabilitation.

View her presentation here

 Later she led a breakout session for which she left us a handout.  Download it here.  Or you can view her slides here.