Free screenings to boost ear health awareness ahead of annual conference

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has teamed up with Starkey Hearing Technologies to provide free hearing and ear health screenings for all at The Triangle, Bournemouth on Tuesday 14 November 2017 from 10am-2pm.

People can also find out more about sensible noise exposure by having the volume of their headphones measured.

This is to raise hearing and ear health awareness ahead of BAA’s annual conference which is taking place at Bournemouth International Centre from Thursday 16-Friday 17 November 2017.

BAA is the largest organisation for professionals in hearing and balance in the UK.

The association’s vision is to provide a clear and strong voice for professionals in audiology to promote excellence in clinical knowledge and practice.

This will be BAA’s 14th annual conference, and their first return to Bournemouth since 2014.

The two-day event is the largest audiology conference in the UK. Around 700 delegates from all over the UK will receive the latest in audiology research education and expertise.

“We are looking forward to returning to Bournemouth for our annual conference,” says Claire Benton, Board Lead for Conference. “We first held a public engagement event at our conference last year in Glasgow, and it was so popular that we are bringing it to Bournemouth to talk all things audiology to everyone.”

To encourage participation in the ear screenings, Business Events Bournemouth, the town’s venue finding and destination marketing service, is also giving away a free Bournemouth Power Bank to the first 100 customers.

Brand new to this year’s conference will be a series of ‘back to basic’ tutorials that will cover a range of audiology topics such as hearing aid features, counselling skills, testing children, ear moulds and tinnitus.

The conference will generate an estimated £500,000 for the local economy through business tourism.