Dr Eldré Beukes

Senior Lecturer in Audiology

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health and social care

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Eldré Beukes is a researcher, senior lecturer, and a clinical scientist in Audiology. She has expertise in auditory pathologies and research interests in digital therapeutics and improving outcomes for people with hearing and vision impairments or dual sensory loss.

eldre.beukes@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Eldré’s research focus is on improving outcomes and empowering individuals with disabilities. Her focus is on improving outcomes for people with hearing and sight difficulties by developing accessible and evidence-based care models. She has also been involved in working with visually impaired athletes. She received the Shapiro prize for her research in three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, and the 2019 Hallpike Research Prize.

Eldre works clinically as a clinical scientist in audiology and is director of Audiological Specialist Care. She was awarded the Richard May prize following her training.

She is the author of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Tinnitus and Evaluating and Conducting Research in Audiology. She is a Senior Fellow of the British Society of Audiology and Associate Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Research interests

  • Internet interventions
  • Digital therapeutics
  • Accessible hearing healthcare delivery (eHealth/telehealth/internet interventions)
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Audio-vestibular difficulties

Areas of research supervision

Supervision of areas of dual sensory loss, tinnitus, digital therapeutics, and auditory-related difficulties. Current supervision:

  • Third year PhD student: Addressing wellbeing for individuals with vision impairment
  • First year PhD student: Improving outcomes for children with dual sensory loss
  • Mentoring MSc and PhD students: Hearing aid benefits and barriers, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Teaching

Qualifications

  • PhD: An internet based intervention for tinnitus, ARU
  • MSc in Audiology, University of Manchester
  • Honours in Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Certificate of Audiology Competence, British Academy of Audiology
  • British Sign Language Level 1, Cambridge Regional College
  • Hearing aid aptitude test, Aston University, Birmingham
  • Associate Teaching Fellowship, ARU

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow of the British Society of Audiology
  • Member of the British Society of Audiology
  • HCPC-registered Clinical Scientist
  • HCPC-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Awards
  • Hallpike Prize Research Prize from the British Association of Audiological Physicians, 2019
  • Shapiro Prize from the British Tinnitus Association for clinically applicable research, 2019
  • Richard May Prize from the British Academy of Audiology for the best UK trainee Audiological Scientist
Funding
  • British Society of Audiology Research grant
  • PhD matched funding grant from DBUK
External contributions

Trustee for Deafblind UK

Selected recent publications

Books

Beukes, E., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V., Kaldo, V., 2021. Cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus (Plymouth: Plural Publishing Inc.).

Manchaiah, V., Beukes, E., Roeser, R. J., 2021. Evaluating and conducting research in audiology (Plymouth: Plural Publishing Inc.).

2022 peer-reviewed publications

Beukes, E. W., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Internet-Based Audiologist-Guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(2), e27584. doi: 10.2196/27584

Beukes, E., Hynes, N., Mann, D., Hawkes, R., Jayabalan, P., Allen, P., 2022. Perceived facilitators and barriers to participation in golf for people with vision impairment: a qualitative study. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002100

Beukes, E. W., Munzo, M., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for tinnitus in Spanish: A global feasibility trial. International Journal of Audiology doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1971780

Beukes, E. W., Maidment, D. W., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M. A., Heffernan, E., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Development and psychometric validation of a questionnaire assessing the impact of tinnitus on significant others. Journal of Communication Disorders, 95, 106159. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2021.106159

Beukes, E. W., Chundu, S., Ratinaud, P., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Experiential characteristics among individuals with tinnitus seeking online psychological interventions: A cluster analysis. Brain Sciences, 12(9). doi: 10.3390/brainsci12091221

Beukes, E., Manchaiah, V., Pyykkö, N., Pyykkö, I., 2022. Adverse COVID-19 vaccination effects in Finnish patients with Ménière’s disease: A cross-sectional study. F1000Research, 11(893). doi: 10.12688/f1000research.113143.1

Beukes, E. W., Manchaiah, V., Andersson, G., Maidment, D. W., 2022. Application of the Behavior Change Wheel within the context of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus management. American Journal of Audiology, 31(2), pp. 433-444. doi: 10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00160

Beukes, E. W., Ulep, A. J., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V., 2022. The Effects of Tinnitus on Significant Others. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5), pp. 1393. doi: 10.3390/jcm11051393

Eikelboom, R., Bennett, R., Manchaiah, V., Bhavisha, P., Beukes, E. W., Rajasingam, S., Swanepoel, D. W., 2022. International Survey of Audiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic: Use of and attitudes to telehealth. International Journal of Audiology, 61(4), pp. 283-292. doi:10.1080/14992027.2021.1957160

Eubank, T., Beukes, E. W., Swanepoel, D. W., Geroux, K., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Community-based assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss: A scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13846

Hynes, N., Beukes, E. W., Hawkes, R., Bennett, H., Hamilton, C., Jabalayan, P., Allen, P. M., 2022. Evidence-based classification in golf for athletes with a vision impairment: A Delphi study. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics.

Manchaiah, V., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M. A., Boyd, R., Beukes, E. W., 2022. Use of open-ended questionnaires to examine the effects of tinnitus and its relation to patient-reported outcome measures. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1995790

Manchaiah, V., Venkateswaran, N., Prabhu, P., Granberg, S., Karlsson, E., Andersson, G., Beukes, E. W., 2022. Examining the consequences of tinnitus using the multidimensional perspective. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 142(1), pp. 67-72. doi: 10.1080/00016489.2021.2019307

Parmar, B., Beukes, E. W., Rajasingam, S., 2022. The impact of COVID-19 on provision of UK audiology services & on attitudes towards delivery of telehealth services. International Journal of Audiology, 61(3), pp. 228-238. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1921292

Rodrigo, H., Beukes, E. W., Andersson, G., & Manchaiah, V., 2022. Predicting the Outcomes of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Applications of Artificial Neural Network and Support Vector Machine. American Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1044/2022_aja-21-00270

Saunders, G. H., Beukes, E. W., Uus, K., Armitage, C. J., Kelly, J., Munro, K. J., 2022. Shedding light on SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, and auditory symptoms: causality or spurious conjunction?. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 837513. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.837513

Somani, N., Beukes, E. W., Street, A. J., Lindsay, R., Allen, P. M., 2022. Music-based interventions to address wellbeing in people with a vision impairment: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 12, e054268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054268

Ulep, A. J., Dehpande, A., Beukes, E. W., Placette, A., Manchaiah, V., 2022. Social media use in hearing loss, tinnitus, and vestibular disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00211

Recent presentations and conferences

Conference presentations: 2022

BTA conference, 2022: Tinnitus subgroups.

BTA conference, 2021: The effects of tinnitus on significant others.

ISHACON- Indian conference, 2022: Remote tinnitus interventions.

AAA poster presentation, 2022: COVID19 and the auditory system.

Poster presentation, 2022: Shedding light on SARS-CoV2 and audiovestibular symptoms.

Media experience

YouTube: HRF talks, tinnitus, hearing loss, and COVID-19.

Various radio interviews including Radio Sputnik, BBC Essex.

Various podcasts including That Tinnitus Podcast (British Tinnitus Association podcast).

Various media articles including The Guardian, New York Times, The Observer, Huffington Post, Forbes, MedicineNet, US News, NBC News, The Conversation.