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Dr Bhavisha Parmar wins Audiologist of the Year 2022 Award

7 November 2022

The award from the British Academy of Audiology recognises an audiologist who stands out from the crowd with regards to patient care.

Bhavisha Parmar

Dr Parmar has practised in the NHS and private sector, specialising in paediatric audiology. She completed her PhD titled “Exploring the use of speech in audiology: A mixed methods study” at UCL Ear Institute in September 2022, having previously gained her MSc in Advanced Audiology and BSc in Audiology at the Ear Institute. 

The British Academy of Audiology’s Audiologist of the Year Award was created in memory of Peggy Chalmers and celebrates an individual who has gone above and beyond to put patients first. 

Dr Parmar is currently a postdoctoral research audiologist at the University of Cambridge (SOUND Lab) and the clinical lead for the charity DeafKidz International (formally Sound Seekers DeafKidz International) developing ear and hearing care services in low resource settings. She is also a trustee of the British Society of Audiology.

Dr Parmar said:

“I am honoured to receive this award in recognition of my clinical work. I have been inspired and supported by so many clinicians, researchers, and patients over the years and I truly love being an audiologist.”

Professor Jonathan Gale, Director of the Ear Institute, said: 

“Huge congratulations to Bhavisha for this extremely well-deserved award. It’s fantastic to see Bhavisha’s exceptional commitment to the audiology profession, through her clinical and voluntary work, being celebrated and I’m delighted that she received several nominations for this prestigious award.”