Chloe Gilliam, senior audiologist in our NHS team, has just started a one-year course to convert her foundation degree in audiology into a Bachelor of Science degree.
Chloe, who has been with Hearbase for just under five years, will be studying at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Her course is part-time, with periods of residential study so when not away she will still be seeing patients.
We are funding Chloe’s course and last year paid for the same foundation degree conversion for our audiologist Clara Mesquita.
Hearbase managing director Mark Scutchings said: “As a company we are committed to training and high clinical quality.
“We want to develop the skills of our audiologists so we can offer the best possible service to our private and NHS patients.”
Chloe said the chance to convert her foundation degree into a BSc was a wonderful opportunity to develop her audiology skills.
The course is delivered through a blend of online learning and residential sessions to give a flexible, practical, and career-enhancing experience.
It will broaden attendees’ knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of audiology (rehabilitative and diagnostic), as well as provide the opportunity to complete a research project.
During the residential study days extensive practical elements take place, using the latest hardware from Siemens, GN Resound and Interacoustics.