Meet the TympaHealth Training Team
Head of Training
I am an audiologist who has enjoyed working in the field for over 25 years now. I have been privileged to have worked in a number of roles across private, public and third sectors. Alongside my clinical roles I have always enjoyed training and working in the development of training systems and processes for the professional and non-professionals within audiology. I also have and continue to serve on professional bodies and currently advise HCPC in a registrant member role. I feel proud to work for TympaHealth, who I believe will make a huge difference to millions of lives across the globe by opening up access to high quality ear and hearing health services.
I am an Audiologist and began my clinical journey working in the NHS. Thereafter I ventured out to work in the Private sector. I had the pleasure of working for Boots Hearingcare for a number of years and for an independent provider in a domiciliary setting.
I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the first Audiologists to work with the Tympa system and immediately saw the potential of how TympaHealth can re-define ear and hearing care accessibility. As a result, I am grateful to be part of the TympaHealth training team, working on something that can potentially change the healthcare setting on an international scale is truly humbling.
I am a fully qualified Audiologist with more than 7-years of experience in providing health services to patients in a variety of fields. I graduated with a B.Communication Pathology in Audiology degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2014.
Since then, I have work in both Governmental and Private sectors, my experience does include working with paediatrics as well as the adult population. I have been a member of the HCPSA (The Health Professions Council of South Africa), HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BSHAA (British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists) for numerous years. Being an audiologist is a passion and part of my being, it is not just a job. As part of the TympaHealth Training Team, I can strive to help make a difference in the audiology field in general.
I am an audiological scientist with a BSc and MSc in the field. Working in adult and paediatric audiology for numerous NHS trusts has given me a wealth of expertise. I enjoy training others and have done it in a clinical setting for many years.
In 2021, I joined TympaHealth because I believe in the company’s mission to make ear and hearing care more accessible to people all around the world.
I am an audiologist by background and in my clinical career I have successfully held different roles across the industry. I worked in the NHS (in the UK and abroad), private practices, large hearing aid retailers and independent hearing aid dispensing companies.
Recently, I have been appointed to assume duties as clinical lecturer to teach, among other subjects, aural care and anatomy, physiology & pathology of the audiovestibular system. I believe that it is possible to deliver a remote audiology top quality service and that is why I joined the TympaHealth training team.
My name is Laura James, and I am the Training Co-ordinator for TympaHealth. I joined in early May 2022. Previously I have worked as an Audiologist and have loved the path that has taken me. I have worked with both National and more recently, independent private Audiology practices, and have done some NHS work also.
After a very satisfying career as an Audiologist, I moved into the Hearing Aid Manufacturing business. I worked for Sonova as a Regional Sales Manager which I thoroughly enjoyed until this role at Tympa arose. I simply couldn’t say no!
I wear hearing aids myself, so the ear and hearing world is very close to my heart. I have two beautiful children and we enjoy spending quality time together exploring the world. I previously competed for the UK in a skydiving team and my daughter has already been in the wind tunnel, so I am sure she is following in my footsteps!
After being diagnosed with a hearing loss in my early 20’s I decided to pursue a career within the Audiology industry. This personal experience has given me an appreciation of the difficulties faced by those with any type of ear or hearing problem and the effect it can have on quality of life. I’m pleased to be part of TympaHealth who are improving access to ear healthcare within communities across the country.
Growing up in a deaf household and using sign language to communicate has given me a passion to help others. My personal hearing loss has lead me to a long and successful career in audiology. This background has given me such experience and strength to develop my dream of enabling people to access life easier.
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