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Welcome to BSHAA

  • We believe in delivering the highest level of care

  • We are passionate about supporting our members to achieve this

  • We are the voice of our community and will always be an advocate for the future of our profession

Sarah Vokes, BSHAA President

Sarah Vokes

Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. My name is Sarah Vokes and I have the honour and privilege to be the current president of the Society.

My role is to head the body of professionals who make up our Council and to guide them through the decisions taken at council meetings. All of these are taken with our purpose and the people whom we serve in mind.

One of my aims as president is to bridge the gap between the NHS and private sector and focus on what’s right for the patient. I also want to continue to deliver value for our members, and to cement BSHAA's growing leadership within the hearing care sector on their behalf.

Membership of the professional society is voluntary and we are ever conscious of that. We are grateful that the majority of Health and Care Professions Council registered Hearing Aid Dispensers choose to become a member but  we never rest in looking for new ways to add value to membership and increasing professionalism.

Sarah Vokes  - President 
president@bshaa.com

 

Prof David Welbourn, BSHAA Chief Executive

Professor David Welbourn BSHAA CEO

I'm David Welbourn, proud to be the Chief Executive of the the professional body dedicated to providing the highest quality of hearing care.

On behalf of all who seek help with their hearing, and all those professionals dedicated to providing that care, I am pleased to introduce you to BSHAA and hope you will find the information and support you need.  

Hearing is one of our precious senses, playing a vital role in enabling people to engage with each other in family, social or work settings.  It is common to experience difficulty to hear well in crowded, noisy and busy places, especially as we age.  Far too many people don’t acknowledge this or seek help until it may be too late.  More and more evidence shows how important good hearing is in helping you to engage fully in everyday activities that you love doing.  In the majority of cases, modern hearing aids can help you keep in touch and overcome the effects of ageing on your hearing and helping to keep you fit and active both physically and mentally. 

BSHAA is the voice for registered professionals who are committed to providing the best possible care for your hearing and finding the right solution and support to meet your needs.  All our members are regulated by the Healthcare Professional Council who demand strict standards of professional conduct.  In addition, BSHAA supports our members by providing opportunity for continued learning and encouraging them to strive for excellence in all that they do.  Our code of conduct and our customer care scheme are all part of the assurance you have when seeking help with your hearing care from a BSHAA member.

David Welbourn - Chief Executive
chiefexecutive@bshaa.com