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Autumn EDUCATIONAL MEETING – Friday 28th November 2014


 9.15am – 9.30am – Welcome & address from the Chair of AIHHP

09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech – Rohit Talwar, CEO – Fast Future

Sponsored by OticonRohit Talwar 4MB (2)

Rohit is a global futurist, strategist and award winning speaker. He’ll be advising on how to survive, thrive, manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead.


11.30 – 12.15 A different hearing solution: When hearing aids are no longer enough

Brendan MurrayBrendan Murray, Sales Manager Cochlear Europe

Research has shown that proactively managing hearing loss has a value positive impact on overall health. But what if hearing aids are no longer enough?

Click above on ‘Brendan Murray’ to read Brendan’s Biog


12.15 – 13.00    mutebuttonTM – The multisensory tinnitus neuromodulation treatment

IMG_2447_Ross_smallRoss O’Neill PhD MBA, CEO Neuromod  Devices Ltd

Irish company Neuromod Devices announces the launch of mutebuttonTM.  A revolutionary tinnitus treatment, mutebuttonTM uses multisensory stimulation to promote neuroplasticity. The product is designed to provide long-lasting relief from the symptoms of subjective tinnitus.  This unique product offers a new standard of care for tinnitus sufferers and will be available in the UK through Neuromod’s distribution partner PC Werth from January 2015.

13.00- 14.30 – LUNCH & Exhibition Visit

14.30- 15.15  Unplugged – Looking at Stress and how to unplug from itJane Keogh

 Jane Keogh, Naked Soul

Life is hectic – unhelpful emotions like anger, frustration, fear, & disappointment create stress and anxiety and become barriers to achievement.  Stress not only clouds vision, it is also the single largest cause of employee absence in the UK.  We will be looking at:

  • the causes and build up of stress
  • learning about the Nature of Emotions
  • Getting an insight into Human Conditioning and the effect it has on behaviour
  • How to recognise and deal with unhelpful emotions
  • How to change thoughts & behaviours for different results
  • Shifting non helpful emotions (around stress in particular)
  • Sharing a technique to uncloud and clear the mind quickly

15.15 – 16.00 The Big Interview with Nick Coleman, author of:

Nick ColemanThe Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss

Duncan Collet-Fenson will conduct a live interview with Nick on stage with time for Q&A from delegates

Sponsored by Widex

Nick’s book is an account of his Sudden Neurosensory Hearing Loss in 2007 and his subsequent efforts to recover the ability to make sense of music, which had been all but destroyed.

Nick was a journalist for 25 years, chiefly as Arts and Features Editor at the Independent newspaper and, prior to that, as the Music Editor of Time Out magazine. Music had always been central to his existence and its loss in 2007 had a profound impact on his life, as well as on his nervous system. He is now a fulltime writer. As he states; “Life is quieter that way.”

16.00 – 17.00  TEA/COFFEE & Exhibition Visit

17.00 – 17.45  Embracing Change for Success Howard Barnes

Howard Barnes – Managing Partner at Barnes Taylor Ltd

Sponsored by Phonak

Barnes Taylor Ltd is a management consultancy that specialises in working with companies in the medical, consumer goods and retail industries during times of change. Before founding the company some 6 years ago Howard was Vice President with McNeil, a Johnson and Johnson Company, and more recently CEO of Ciba Vision UK, a Novartis company.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of relevant markets that have gone through significant change and, more importantly, companies that have successfully navigated these changes, he will give practical advice on how to succeed in the changing audiology marketplace.

19.30           The 8th Golden Lobe Awards evening;  including pre-dinner drink, 3-course dinner and The AIHHP ‘Swing Ball’ – Goldenlobeslogofeaturing Swing Patrol’s Rhythm Rascals Dance Troupe and live Swing band!

Dress code:Black Tie for men & Evening or Cocktail Dresses for ladies

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