The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) announced its 17th Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on the November 18-19, 2021 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Attracting “over 500 delegates and 50 exhibitors along with an array of speakers, BAA conference is the largest audiology conference in the UK.”

Registration is now open! For more information visit:

The Program

According to BAA’s announcement, its Conference Program team have “worked hard in a short space of time to pull together a conference lineup which we believe will provide two days of superb presentations and education that will have clinical impact.” BAA says there will be updates from experts in research, overviews of policy updates, service innovations, and examples of clinical progress which have taken “huge technological leaps in the last 12 months.”

As with every conference, “BAA endeavors to ensure that you, our delegates, leave the event with a clear idea of how you can implement what you have heard in your own departments, practice, or career.”

Key sessions this year will cover adult rehab, pediatric assessment, tinnitus and hyperacusis, learning disabilities, vestibular assessment and management, technology and health policy updates, neuroscience, service delivery changes, leadership, cochlear implants, and careers support. We also have laughter on the agenda!

Once again, BAA brings attendees three parallel tracks, with a mix of keynotes, invited speakers, and free papers and a whole track of technology, product, and software updates. This year BAA will offer a learning disabilities clinic where attendees will be able to review and see resources and ideas on display for their own clinics and speak to experts in the field.

Conference Highlights include:

  • The Adrian Davis lecture to be presented by Professor Kevin Munro, Ewing professor of audiology, University of Manchester;
  • The Bamford lecture to be presented by Dr Paul Johns, consultant neuropathologist & reader in clinical neuroanatomy, St George’s Hospital, London;
  • Other Keynote speakers include Dr Patricia OakleyProfessor Jason Warren, and Professor Cynthia Casson Morton;
  • Parallel sessions looking at all aspects of audiology across all sectors from research to clinical practice, encompassing commercial aspects;
  • Awards program to acknowledge individuals and teams who have excelled in the audiology profession;
  • Learning disabilities clinic;
  • The UK’s “largest audiology exhibition;”
  • Networking opportunities;
  • And much more!

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Free paper and poster presentations form an integral part of the conference and are a fantastic way for those working within the audiology field to share best practice, research, and network with colleagues.

Successful submissions will have their research displayed at conference or may be asked to present orally to audiologists from the UK and beyond. 

Submitting an abstract is an easy online process and we ask that all submissions are made before the closing date on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.


Every year at the BAA Annual Conference, we take the time to acknowledge those individuals and teams who have excelled, or shown exceptional commitment to the audiology profession over the past year.

If you think someone deserves recognition, please take the time to nominate so we can all celebrate their achievements. 

The closing date for nominations is Monday, August 23, 2021.

Early bird price valid until Friday, September 24, 2021.

For further information email: [email protected] or phone 01506 292 045.\

Source: BAA

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