Mr Scott Richards

Clinical Teaching Fellow on the B.Sc. Audiology programme

Primary University Address

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

mailto: richarsh@aston.ac.uk
telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4093
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 3886

Secondary Hospital Address

Audiology Department
3rd Floor
The Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road


Career History

  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon. After leaving school, trained as an audiologist and studied at Paddington College, London, for a qualification in MPPM.
  • Royal National Institute for the Deaf in London. Spent 4 years working as a hearing advisor.
  • Spent 22 months working as a hearing aid dispenser for Boots.
  • Great Western Hospital. Returned to Swindon to run the Paediatric Audiology Department and study for a DipHE at Middlesex University and an MSc in Audiology at University College London.

Teaching responsibilities


1st Year

Auditory Assessment (Module convenor)


Clinical Skills (Module convenor)

Professional Associations

  • British Academy of Audiologists
  • Registered with the Council for Clinical Physiologists

Research Interests

  • Use of otoacoustic emissions in paediatric assessment.
  • Comparison of questionnaire-based evaluation of paediatric hearing-aid benefit with goodness-of-fit measures using Real-Ear-to-Coupler-Difference (RECD).
  • Efficacy of 3-month follow up after initial auditory brainstem response (ABR) indication of mild hearing loss on Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) test.