School:Vision and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation
Saima is a Lecturer in Audiology, and a Consultant Audiologist.
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).
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).
Match-funding from DeafBlind UK for a PhD studentship to improve social and academic success for children with dual sensory impairment (£33,000).
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]