Adam Chell is an audiologist, highly commended for the Rayovac ‘Audiologist Of The Year’ award in both 2017 and 2018 for his person-centred approach to hearing care.
Adam qualified as an audiologist in 2009 and worked his way through the ranks of the NHS to become chief paediatric audiologist before joining the largest hearing aid manufacturer in the world. Afterwards, Adam became an expert in hearing technology and innovative audiological care in the independent sector.
Adam can help with issues relating to hyperacusis, acoustic trauma, tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, hearing protection, and hearing rehabilitation. He offers services in hearing tests, tympanometry, speech in noise testing and high frequency audiometry.
Fiona Butterworth is a senior clinical audiologist and hearing aid dispenser. She studied at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (part of the University of Southampton), completing a joint honours undergraduate degree in acoustical engineering and music before starting her masters in audiology. She has a varied clinical workload including selection, fitting and fine tuning of hearing technology specifically for musicians.
Keeping up her musical endeavours in her spare time, Fiona is keen to use her own experiences to inform her work, and is continually broadening her understanding of how hearing, hearing aids, and music are linked. Fiona has given presentations to several London orchestras and organisations in addition to speaking at a number of conferences, raising awareness and educating on the importance of using hearing protection within all musical environments.
Fiona provides hearing tests and other diagnostic testing, wax removal, hearing aid assessments, hearing aid fittings and follow ups, hearing protection. She can help with issues relating to hearing loss, wax removal, noise exposure and provision of hearing protection, tinnitus, and diplacusis.
Hafiza Choonara is a senior audiologist with almost twenty years of experience in the NHS and private sector. She helps musicians, creators and performers with a variety of issues related to hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, hearing aids and earplugs. Hafiza has a passion for ear health and the latest hearing aid technology. She provides hearing assessments, tinnitus and vestibular rehabilitation, microsuction ear wax removal and ear protection.
Harley Street Hearing / Musicians' Hearing Services have many years' experience supporting all performers and those working in the performing arts with their hearing, and they run the Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme. They help with issues relating to hearing loss, wax removal, noise exposure and provision of hearing protection, tinnitus, and diplacusis. The senior team include BAPAM-registered Audiologists Fiona Butterworth and Paul Checkley. Discounted fees are available to BAPAM patients, MU, BECTU and ISM members.
Available services include:
- Hearing tests
- Wax removal
- Assessment, testing and management of Auditory Processing Disorder
- Hearing aid assessments, fittings, follow ups and appropriate management of devices
- Hearing Therapy Assessment and management/rehabilitation (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT)
- Diagnostic testing of auditory issues
- Diagnostic testing and management/rehabilitation of vestibular issues
- Hearing protection and In Ear monitors
- Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme (with Help Musicians, Musicians' Union and ISM)
- Hearing Health Education (workshops and presentations)
Mr Conor Boland is an experienced audiologist who helps musicians and performers with hearing loss and tinnitus. Conor also runs a record label and plays guitar and has a thorough understanding of performance professionals' hearing needs. Can provide hearing tests, in ear monitors, tinnitus therapy, earwax removal and advice on hearing protection and hearing aids.
Paul Checkley is an expert in hearing instrument technology and audiological rehabilitation. He is a registered ear care practitioner and registered hearing aid dispenser. Paul is the lead clinician at Musicians Hearing Services/Harley Street Hearing and is very experienced helping musicians, singers and performance professionals with hearing loss and tinnitus. Musicians Hearing Services provide consultations and support around the UK.
Rob Shepheard is a Consultant Clinical Audiologist at Anglian Hearing Healthcare and Spire Norwich Hospital. He is an audiology advisor to BAPAM and co-author of the BAPAM/Healthy Conservatoires Guidance on Best Practice Hearing Conservation for Performers. Specialising in auditory health conservation, hearing protection, rehabilitation and tinnitus treatment for all in a music rich environment, he helps musicians and performance professionals manage and prevent conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis.
In this Healthy Conservatoires video, Rob discusses specialist audiology support for performers.