Auditory Processing Disorder

with BATOD

Presented on Wednesday 8th December 2021


BATOD and SSC are pleased to offer this webinar event on Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

During this twilight session Dr Chrysa Spyridakou and Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou provided a definition, clinical presentations and the patient perspective alongside details on the diagnostic approach: tests and multi-disciplinary team input.

The twilight event also featured a question and an answer session, questions being submitted in advance and on the day.

Target Audience

Qualified teachers of deaf children, teachers of the deaf in training, secondary school staff, college staff, speech and language therapists, audiologists, parents/carers, Level 6 B students, and professionals involved in teaching English to sign language users.


Dr Chrysa Spyridakou FRCP, MRCS, DO-HNS, MSc, MD(res) is a consultant audiovestibular physician at Royal ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital at UCLH. Chrysa was awarded an MSc in Audiovestibular medicine in 2008 from UCL and an MD(res) in 2015 from UCL. Her research topic was 'Characterisation of disordered auditory processing in adults who present to audiology with hearing difficulties in presence of normal hearing thresholds: Correlation between auditory tests and symptoms'. She runs general specialty clinics for children with hearing and balance problems. She runs an MDT hearing clinic for children with complex needs and the only national clinic for children with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Chrysa is the educational Lead of audiovestibular medicine at UCLH. She is the specialty advisory committee (SAC) lead for the curriculum in audiovestibular medicine in the UK. She is the honorary secretary of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA) and the chairman of the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) national standards and guidelines.

Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou MD MSc PhD FRCP is Professor in Neuroaudiology (UCL Ear Institute), Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine (UCLH; Great Ormond Street Hospitals) and Council member of the NIHR UCLH BRC (Deafness and Hearing). She conducts translational research in Neuro-Audiology, i.e. the intersection of Audiology, Vestibular Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience. She received the Pat Jobson Prize (British Association of Audiological Physicians, 2002), the Edith Whetnall prize ( Royal Society of Medicine, 2012) and the Thomas Simm Littler Prize (British Society of Audiology, 2017) for promoting the field of Auditory Processing Disorders. She is Director of the APD advanced masterclass, and MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine (UCL). | UCL Research Profile