Ms Patricia Chippendale presently works as a Senior Consultant Hearing Therapist, Hearing Aid Specialist and Clinical Lecturer in Audiology at the University of Manchester. She offers an audiology service at The Highfield Hospital along with a colleague and also run an independent business called Chippendale Hearing Services. This extends the areas offered by the hospital, in order to provide a comprehensive range of services and products designed to improve hearing health and therefore quality of life.
With specialised diagnostic equipment set-up in our dedicated audiology room with sound proof booth, all patients will benefit from accurate and comprehensive level of audiological attention. Being a specialised healthcare service audiology involves the assessment, management and therapeutic rehabilitation of people with hearing and associated disorders.
Her initial the training was as a rehabilitation specialist – Hearing Therapist for hearing impaired adults. Over the years, further qualifications covered various aspects of rehabilitation specifically in hearing loss and tinnitus..Training covered both NHS audiology work, local authority, charity and private practice requirements. Changing to be a trainer at the University of Manchester as Clinical Lecturer but then returned to more interactive work with people/patients. The work is now mostly in practice but still has a small percentage at the University as a teaching assistant.