A joint survey of members from all three organisations in the summer showed overwhelming support for a collaborative event, with many members saying that it was long overdue.
A joint event will now be held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds on 7 February. A committee made up of representatives from BSHAA, BSA and BAA is working on the event programme, driven by the survey feedback from over 600 members from across the three organisations. Comments were diverse but there were common themes that members would like to see covered at the joint event:
change in healthcare landscapes, research and impact on patient pathways;
emerging technology and audiological tools, and best practice;
impacts on the professional and the future of the profession.