Dr Saima Rajasingam

Lecturer in Audiology

Course Leader, FdSc and Higher Apprenticeship in Hearing Aid Audiology

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Research Supervision:Yes

Saima is a Lecturer in Audiology, and a Consultant Audiologist.

saima.rajasingam@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Following her graduation with a BSc (Hons) in Audiology from University College London, Saima obtained her PhD in Auditory Perception at Aston University.

She is a RCCP-registered Audiologist and HCPC-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, with experience in the NHS and private sector. She maintains her clinical practice as a Consultant Audiologist at Cubex Audiology and is a Fellow of the British Society of Audiology (FBSA).

Research interests

  • Psychoacoustics, particularly auditory scene analysis
  • Speech-in-noise perception
  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Improving outcomes for adults and children with deafblindness/multisensory impairment

Saima’s research interests include auditory stream segregation, speech-in-noise perception in individuals experiencing hearing loss, the role of healthcare communications in promoting help-seeking behaviour for hearing loss, remote audiological care and hearing technologies for communication in ‘noisy’ environments.

She leads ARU's Applied Hearing Research Hub (Vision and Hearing Sciences Research Centre).

Areas of research supervision

  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Multisensory perception
  • Hearing technologies
  • Promoting help-seeking amongst people at risk of hearing loss

Teaching

Qualifications

  • PhD in Auditory Perception (Cognitive Neuroscience) Aston University
  • BSc (Hons) in Audiology, University College London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the British Society of Audiology
  • Board Lead for Education, Accreditation and Registration - British Academy of Audiology
  • RCCP-registered Audiologist
  • HCPC-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Match-funding from DeafBlind UK for a PhD studentship to improve social and academic success for children with dual sensory impairment (£33,000).

Selected recent publications

Parmar, B. J., Rajasingam, S. L., Bizley, J. K., Vickers, D. A., 2022. Factors Affecting the Use of Speech Testing in Adult Audiology. American Journal of Audiology, 31(3), pp. 528–540. doi: 10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00233

Eikelboom, R. H., Bennett, R. J., Manchaiah, V., Parmar, B., Beukes, E., Rajasingam, S. L., Swanepoel, W., 2021. 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. PMID: 34369845 (Impact Factor = 1.832)

Rajasingam, S. L., Summers, R. J., Roberts, B., 2021. The dynamics of auditory stream segregation: Effects of sudden changes in frequency, level, or modulation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149(6), pp. 3769-3784. doi: 10.1121/10.0005049. (Impact Factor = 1.78)

Parmer, B., Beukes, E., Rajasingam, S. L., 2021. The impact of COVID-19 on provision of UK audiology services and on attitudes towards delivery of telehealth services. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1921292. (Impact Factor = 1.832)

Rajasingam, S. L., Summers, R. J., Roberts, B., 2018. Stream biasing by different induction sequences: Evaluating stream capture as an account of the segregation-promoting effects of constant-frequency inducers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(6), 3409. PMID 30599694. doi: 10.1121/1.5082300. (Impact Factor = 1.78) [Principal author, PhD work]