Dr Helen Pryce

Senior Lecturer in Audiology

School of Life & Health Sciences 

Aston University 
B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Room: VS117
Tel: 0121 204 4131
Email: h.pryce-cazalet@aston.ac.uk

Research Group

Applied Health Research Group 

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health(ARCHY)

Dr Helen Pryce
Dr Helen Pryce

I have a clinical background in Hearing therapy and have practised as a Hearing Therapist for over 27 years. I moved to further education teaching and then to higher education teaching and research in the 2000s. My MSc is in Evidence-Based Healthcare (University of Oxford) and my doctorate examined medically unexplained hearing difficulties (University of Bath). I have led research into King-Kopetzky syndrome; tinnitus; hard to reach populations and coping processes. Currently I am working on shared decision making in audiology.

I spent 12 years at the University of Bristol developing Audiology teaching at Bachelors and Masters level and leading research programmes. I was appointed to Aston University in September 2014.
  • Senior Lecturer in Audiology, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • Teaching fellow, University of Manchester
  • Visiting tutor University College Cork
  • External Examiner Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Clinical Consultant Virgin Care and Health, Bath
  • 2005 - 2009               Professional Doctorate (Health), University of Bath.
  • 1997 - 2001               MSc Evidence-Based Healthcare, University of Oxford.
  • 1994 - 1995               CACDP Stage 1 British Sign Language
  • 1990 - 1991               Cert. Hearing Therapy, City Lit., London
  • 1990 - 1991               Cert. Teacher of Lip-reading to Adults, City Lit., London
  • 1987 - 1990               BA (Hons) Humanities (2:1),Bristol Polytechnic.
  • Hearing Therapy teaching.

My work examines the psychosocial influences of chronic hearing conditions. This extends from individual level responses (modelling coping) to institutional and cultural influences on hearing services (for example in residential care settings).  Currently I am looking at ways of increasing recognition of patient preferences and shared decision making in audiology.

We have produced decision aids for hearing loss and tinnitus. 

Please see our video on shared decision making and tinnitus.

  • 2017-current Pryce H. (PI) & Shaw R. Exploring ‘effectiveness’ in tinnitus groups. British Tinnitus Association £36655
  • 2017-current Pryce H. (PI) & Jauncey A. Parent perceptions of unilateral hearing loss in children.
  • British society of Audiology, Stuart Gatehouse scheme. £4910
  • 2015-current Pryce H (CI), Shaw R. , Durand M.A., Elwyn G. Facilitating shared decision making in tinnitus care: the development of a tinnitus decision aid. British Tinnitus Association  £72,521
  • 2013-2014 Hall AJ (PI), Pryce H, Durand M-A, Clarke E. Development of a patient decision aid for shared decision making in adult hearing services. British Society of Audiology. Stuart Gatehouse small grant scheme.  £4485.
  • 2009- 2012 Pryce H. (PI), Gooberman-Hill R. & El Refaie A. ‘Hearing help in social care settings’ Sir Halley Stewart Trust, £23,904
  • 2011- 2013  Hall AJ (PI) & Pryce H  ‘Volunteer Services for Hearing Aid Adjustment’  UH Bristol Feasibility and Sustainability Funding £17000
  • 2005 Pryce H (PI) & Metcalfe C ‘Exploring illness perceptions in King-Kopetzky syndrome’. Pan Bath and Swindon Primary Care Research Collaborative £18,594
Co –supervised students at centre for Hearing and balance studies, University of Bristol 

2017 - current Hearing loss and social isolation in residential care, impact for dementia.

2018-current co supervision with Dr Amanda Hall otitis media in children and impact on families


I am a trustee for the British Society of Audiology (BSA) and a professional advisory committee member for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). I represent the BSA on the Alliance of Hearing loss and Deafness group and was involved in producing the national Action Plan for Hearing.


I am an IDA Institute academic fellow.

Recent Publications