Dr Saima Rajasingam

Lecturer

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.

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.

Research interests

  • Psychoacoustics, particularly auditory scene analysis
  • Speech-in-noise perception
  • Auditory rehabilitation

Saima's doctoral research utilised psychophysical techniques to investigate how the auditory system performs 'auditory scene analysis', the process by which it groups together sounds coming from the same source and separates those originating from different sources. Her particular focus was on the dynamics of stream segregation. In addition to using psychophysical measures to explore healthy auditory system function, Saima is interested in speech-in-noise perception in individuals experiencing hearing loss, and the role of hearing technologies on communication in 'noisy' environments.

Teaching

  • Uni Cert Hearing Care Assistant
  • Hearing Aid Audiology – FdSc
  • Hearing Sciences (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)
  • Audiology (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)

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
  • Member of the British Academy of Audiology
  • RCCP-registered Audiologist
  • HCPC-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser

Selected recent publications

Rajasingam, S. L., Summers, R. J., Roberts, B. The build-up and resetting of auditory stream segregation: Effects of timbre, level, and abrupt change. In preparation.

Parmar, B., Rajasingam, S. L., Vickers, D., Bizely, J. Current practice of speech testing in UK adult audiology. In preparation.

Rajasingam, S. L., Summers, R. J., Roberts, B. 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: 3409. PMID 30599694. December 2018 https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5082300.