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Saira Hussain

Audiology Support Officer 

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3164
Email: s.hussain14@aston.ac.uk
Room: VS120

Saira Hussain
Saira Hussain

I joined Aston Audiology in September 2016, having previously worked as a Trainee Clinical Scientist as part of the Scientist Training programme (STP). I worked in the different fields in audiology, with experience ranging from adult diagnostics, aural rehabilitation, paediatrics and vestibular clinics.
As part of my previous role, I helped to supervise BSc students, as well as visiting medical and nursing students. I acted as a university representative and national themeboard representative for my course, as well as a co-chair of the North West Healthcare Trainee Network. Within these roles I was able to act as a port of call for students, to liaise with staff and colleagues across several platforms, and organise networking and learning events.
I am very passionate about improving the student experience and helping promote the work that students and trainees do within this discipline. It therefore felt fitting that I was able undertake a role that is heavily student focused here in the university.
 

  • BSc (Hons) with Clinical Distinction in Audiology, University of Bristol, 2013
  • MSc in Clinical Neurosensory Sciences (Audiology), University of Manchester, 2016
  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning, Aston University (2016 to present)
  • 2016- present: Audiology Support Officer, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • 2013 – 2016: Trainee Clinical Scientist, University Hospital of South Manchester
  • 2011-2012: Student Audiologist (BSc Placement Year), North Devon District Hospital

I teach and support within clinical skill sessions for both BSc and Foundation Degree audiology students. I also have links with Pharmacy and assist with delivering interprofessional learning as well as communication awareness sessions. I provide support and assist with placements. 

Dissertations for both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focused on Paediatric Audiology.
My MSc project looked at ‘Children’s Perception of Hearing Loss’.

  • British Society of Audiology – Full Member
  • British Academy of Audiology – Full Member
  • Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists – Audiologist
  • Health and Care Professionals Council – Hearing Aid Dispenser