BTA Vice President
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Sandy has been an Audiologist in the NHS over 30 years. She trained as a Hearing Therapist in 2000.
Sandy developed Doncaster and Bassettlaw Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s tinnitus service and has since developed group information sessions for new patients as well as sharing knowledge and experience nationally.
Sandy’s main interest is patient centred management of auditory problems including tinnitus and hyperacusis, using a “toolbag” of management styles and options currently available, including CBT skills and mindfulness in relaxation.
Tony qualified as an audiologist in 1984, and his current position is Head of Audiology Services at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool.
Tony’s main clinical interests are tinnitus and hyperacusis, and he runs the audiology-led tinnitus clinic at Aintree University Hospital. He is passionate about tinnitus support and he set up the Aintree Tinnitus Support Group in 2008 that meets outside of normal clinic hours.
He is a past member of both the British Tinnitus Association’s Professional Adviser's Committee and the British Society of Audiology’s Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Specialist Interest Group steering group.
Tony is proud to be the leader of the Aintree University Hospital audiology team which, in 2013, was the first NHS Audiology Service in the UK to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) standards. Accreditation by UKAS means that the service has been assessed against recognised standards and demonstrated capability and competence.
He’s been married to Sue, a nurse, for 35 years and has three children and three grandchildren. He’s a passive supporter of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys cooking.