About 'Ear Sense' - Catherine Mills

Ear Sense evolved out of a passion for all things ears and hearing.

Catherine studied at the University of Manchester undertaking a BA(Hons) Human Communication and Communication Disorders and MSc in Audiological Science.  In January 2000, she joined the Audiology team at Kings College Hospital in London, a great first step into this exciting field.  She spent a couple of years there before moving to the large internationally recognised hearing Implant and audiology teams at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals in London where she remained until the end of the autumn of 2017. 

A move to the New Forest with her young family in 2017 led to a desire to redress her work-life balance.  Her passion for all things ears remains and along with a desire to help people has been the driving force in the conception of 'Ear Sense'. 

With an NHS career spanning 18 years her interests and specialist roles included assessment and rehabilitation of adults referred for Hearing Implants including: Cochlear Implants; Middle Ear Implants, Bone Conducting Implants and Auditory Brainstem Implants.  She is also experienced in adult and paediatric hearing assessments and adult hearing rehabilitation.  She is highly experienced in fitting a wide range of digital hearing aids and also CROS and BI-CROS hearing systems for single-sided and asymmetrical deafness.  Vestibular Assessments, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Obscure Auditory Dysfunction Assessments were also a large part of her clinical role.

She has been extremely fortunate to work with some exceptional professionals in the field of Audiology.  She has been actively involved in many exciting and innovative pieces of research which have led to published papers, invitations to present at international conferences and to be part of the teaching faculty at international training courses.

Professional Registrations and Memberships:

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists - RCCP

Health & Care Professions Council - HCPC - HAD

British Academy Of Audiology - BAA

British Society of Audiology - BSA

British Tinnitus Association - BTA

Publications

Caring for Older Adults with Hearing Loss. (2011)  Nursing Older People. 23(9):22-28.

Outcome of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids for Single-Sided Deafness: A Prospective Study (2012).  Journal Acta-Oto-Larnyngologica, Volume 132, P751-755.

Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Vestibular Schwannoma:  A Single United Kingdom Experience.  The Laryngoscope.  Volume 123, Issue 8. Pages 2019–2023.  August 2013.

Tinnitus Focus.  September 2007.  Article on running groups sessions at St Thomas' Hospital for patients with Tinnitus.

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