Raul Garcia-Medina is currently the founder and Clinical Director of The Audiology Clinic, a private independent clinic established in 2014 and operating in London and Chelmsford in the UK. He has been a BSHAA Council member since 2015 and is the current Chair of the Professional Standards Committee and Chair of the Delivery Committee, a partner and panel member of the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), an IDA Fellow, and a past Clinical member of the UK Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Ear Surgery.
Raul has been a Consultant Audiologist providing clinical audiological services and ear care, including aural microsuction, for over 23 years. After qualifying in Barcelona in 1996, he came to the UK where he has devoted most of his audiological professional career to the NHS before embarking on an entrepreneurial quest. He has ample experience working in both paediatric and adult audiology departments, and specialising in both diagnostic and rehabilitation services. He has also acted in an Audiology practical tutor and assessor capacity for the University College of London Audiology degree programmes. Raul has been managing audiology departments and teams of audiologists since 2003. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Audiology from the University of Manchester and an MBA from London South Bank University.
In 2014, he became the Audiology Professional Manager for the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, part of the UCLH Foundation Trust (NHS). He has also worked in the private sector as a Consultant Audiologist assisting other private practices. He co-founded a private company called Hearology and served in its board as director and Clinical Director between 2016 and 2017.
His main specialties are: Aural care & microsuction performed with high-grade microscopes, auditory rehabilitation, audiological diagnostic investigations, tinnitus and hyperacusis management, auditory processing disorders, bone-anchored hearing aids and middle ear implantable devices, hearing loss prevention through education and counselling, and musicians’ hearing.