During Sarah’s university studies, she undertook both placement and part time work in the NHS working in Audiology departments in Portsmouth and Southampton. During this time and on completion of her Masters in Audiology (from University of Southampton), Sarah learned that to understand how each individual’s life is uniquely impacted by the audiological problems they may be experiencing.
“I believe that effective Audiological care should be governed by a truly person-centred approach and there should be as much time available as needed to make sure each patients care is individual and personalised to them. By working with The Hearing Care Partnership, they enable me to achieve this and more, to help patients live their lives to the full.
Outside of work, my hobbies include health, fitness, skiing and attending classic car events.”
Shaina Mirza (BSc)
Shaina graduated from Middlesex University in June 2018 with a degree in Healthcare Science and Audiology, in conjunction with University College London. As part of her training, Shaina completed a placement at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital (RNTNE) in London, which gave her a wealth of experience in dealing with medically complex patients.
In her time at RNTNE, Shaina was able to develop her audiological skillset to enable her to guide individuals through their hearing journey, including bespoke follow-up guidance and care. After graduating, she also spent some time working as a locum audiologist in several different hospitals, supporting both adults and children.
Shaina joined The Hearing Care Partnership “because my passion for audiology is driven by the incredibly rewarding experience of taking the time to really work with patients individually and earn their appreciation. Effective communication and building a mutual atmosphere of trust is really important. I love the fact that we can develop a customised, comprehensive treatment plan together, and the technology available today will only help in improving people’s lives, which is very exciting!”
Outside work, Shaina enjoys travelling and baking. Alternatively, you’ll find her working out in the gym!