Dr Priya Carling – Speaker at The AIHHP Hearing Expo 2017

Dr Priya Carling, AuD trained as a Speech-language therapist and audiologist in South Africa, and completed her AuD through an American university in Florida. 

She has over 20 years’ clinical and management experience in both the private and public sectors, primarily in the UK.  Over the past 7 years, she has been Director of Education and a Senior Lecturer at UCL’s Ear Institute in London. 

Prior to this she was Head of service at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, and Head of Audiology at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust.

Her research experience includes clinical trials of interventions (device and pharmacological) for hearing loss and tinnitus, and interests include global hearing health, noise-induced hearing loss prevention, and education for improving patient outcomes through high quality service delivery.

Priya is a sections editor for a clinical publication in ENT and Audiology and is a Trustee on the board of hearing charity Sound Seekers. She now runs her own clinical practice and consultancy in Kent, delivering continuing education, consultancy and research services to the private and commercial sectors, both nationally and globally.

At AIHHP’s 2017 Hearing Expo, Priya will be presenting:

“What noise annoys an oyster?”

Diagnostic Speech Testing to aid Aural Rehabilitation.

Normal hearers take for granted the various complex interactions and processes going on within us to be able to make sense of and respond appropriately to our auditory environment.  As clinicians, we have a challenging task of providing management solutions for those with hearing loss.  Challenging because we have a host of tools to choose from for diagnosis; some old, some new, and not unlimited time in which to do it all!  This talk will give an overview of the complexities of hearing including hearing in noise, auditory scene analysis and cognitive load, and in considering these aspects, suggest a few options for diagnosis so that we are left with a good amount of information to help our patients make the best technology and rehabilitation choices, and very importantly inform our counselling on an individualised basis.

What Kind Of a Noise Annoys An Oyster -is also one of the strangest song titles ever!