Meet the Speakers

Speaker 3 Hélène Amieva 

Hélène Amieva is Professor of Psychogerontology in Bordeaux University (France). She is head of the INSERM research team called "Psychoepidemiology of aging and chronic disease" involving epidemiologists, psychologists, geriatricians, and neurologists. With about 150 articles published in international medical journals, her expertise is in the field of epidemiology of cognitive aging, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. She is co-director of the Master Psychogerontology and Public Health of Bordeaux University. Since 2011, Helene Amieva is also the general secretary of the French speaking society of Neuropsychology.


Dave Baguely 1Professor David Baguley 
Professor David Baguley is Professor in Hearing Sciences/Deputy Director of Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. After studying Psychology and then Audiology at the University of Manchester, and a time working at the MRC IHR Clinical Outstation in Cardiff, David worked clinically at Cambridge University Hospitals. He was the Head of Audiology for over 25 years, and latterly additionally Head of Hearing Implants and of Newborn Hearing Screening. David has written extensively, and has published over 150 peer review papers on a range of topics in Audiology and Otology. His specific research interests are in tinnitus and hyperacusis, and the textbooks he has written, edited and contributed to have been in these areas. He is also a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.

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 Robert M DiSogra
Robert M. DiSogra, Au.D, is an independent audiology consultant in Millstone, New Jersey, USA. He had been in private practice for 30 years in Freehold, New Jersey prior to transferring ownership in 2015.  He received his Doctor of Audiology degree from the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. He holds a Masters Degree in Audiology from Hofstra University and a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Education from St. John's University.  Dr. DiSogra developed and taught the Pharmacology/Ototoxicity distance learning course at Salus University for five years and is an adjunct lecturer at Salus. He has also taught doctoral level/graduate and undergraduate Audiology courses at St. John's University, Rutgers University and Kean University (NJ).
In 2016 Dr. DiSogra was the recipient of the Dr. Joel Wernick Award from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology for his educational contributions within the fields of audiology and hearing science. He was also recognized as the Alumnus of the Year from Salus University in 2013. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Osborne College of Audiology Advisory Board at Salus University.

Adele Gorman 1Adele Gorman
Adele Goman is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center on Aging and Health and the Department of Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA. She currently works with Dr. Frank Lin to investigate the prevalence of different types of hearing loss and the impact that hearing loss among older adults has on health and functional outcomes. Adele received her PhD in Psychology from the University of York, UK in 2015. Her PhD investigated the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of bilateral and bimodal cochlear implantation for UK adults.

701 Dr Alinka Greasley  Alinka Greasley
Alinka Greasley is an Associate Professor of Music Psychology, School of Music, University of Leeds. She specialises in social-psychological research into people’s musical preferences and listening behaviour using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and is currently Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded project ‘Hearing Aids for Music’ which is exploring how hearing impairments and the use of hearing aid technology affect music perception and appreciation. She is Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; and a member of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research. She is also a violinist, pianist and DJ.

 Speaker 5James Jackson
James is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society. He holds a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, and an MSc (Psychology)and a PhD (Psychology) awarded by the University of Hull. His doctorate considered the effects of tinnitus on concentration and task performance. Research interests include how tinnitus affects different individuals, how personality affects tinnitus distress, and whether objective measurment of tinnitus is possible. He is also interested in the concept of 'Mental Toughness', and how personality and environment moderate pain tolerance.

 Speaker 2Gyl Kasewurm
 Dr. Gyl Kasewurm, graduate of the AuD program at Central Michigan University, owns a long standing private practice in St. Joseph, MI. Despite being located in a rural community of only 10,000 people, the single office generates 10 times the gross revenue of the average practice in this country. Dr Kasewurm is a well known author and sought after speaker and prides herself on her advice on taking a practice from Fine to Fabulous! You can follow her on Facebook at or on Twitter @gylkasewurm

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Rory kewney 2Rory Kewney
Rory qualified with SieTech in 1996 under the Hearing Aid Council examination system, and since then has continued to actively dispense hearing aids.  He has worked for national companies, smaller independents and run his own private practice.  He also lectured on the FdSc in Audiology at Anglia Ruskin University for 3 years before taking up his current position of Clinical Director at UK Hearing Care.

Rory has served on the BSHAA Professional Development Committee for several years and prior to this was one of the examiners for the Hearing Aid council.

He says he believes that as a profession we should offer the most evidence based, patient centred consultation we possibly can.  In order to achieve this we must constantly learn and apply those lessons to our everyday practice.  He has endeavoured to expand his knowledge and understanding at every opportunity and if elected says he will strive to develop and expand those same core values within BSHAA.

 429 Speaker 1Brian Moore
Brian Moore is Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Audio Engineering Society. He has written or edited 20 books and over 640 scentific papers and book chapters. He has been awarded the Littler Prize and the Littler Lecture of the British Society of Audiology, the Silver and Gold medals of the Acoustical Society of America, the first International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology, the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Hugh Knowles Prize for Distinguished Achievement from Northwestern University and an honorary doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.

Speaker 4Horst Warncke
Horst Warncke studied medical technology in Hamburg from 1979 to 1983. Since 1984 with Oticon GmbH in Hamburg, as the head of Audiology. Private life: family man (two sons), grandpa, amateur musican. He also contributes to the Technical Commission of the German Association of the Hearing Instruments Industry and is a member of the advisory board of the German Society of Audiology (DGA) and the hearing aid standards committee.

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