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About the Author

Lynda Smith originally qualified with a degree in  Audiology and Education for the Deaf at Manchester University in 1972.

Her first appointment was as a Teacher for the Deaf at Portley House school for the Deaf.

She then worked for The Nuffield Centre at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear hospital doing parent guidance and habilitation work with parents of newly diagnosed deaf children.

Following this was a period working as a paediatric audiologist for Buckinghamshire education authority and High Wycombe hospital.

After a period at home whilst her two boys were under school age, Lynda returned to work as a  paediatric audiologist for Aylesbury Vale health authority at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

As well as the work directly with children Lynda also provides talks to local health visitors, teachers, GPs and other associated professionals covering topics such as

In 2000 Lynda completed a part time M.Sc. in educational audiology at Manchester University which included her dissertation on "Attitudes of Hearing Impaired Children and their Parents to the use of Colourful Hearing Aids"

Lynda is currently involved with work on central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and its involvement in the differential diagnosis and educational placement of children with specific language impairment.

Lynda can be contacted on