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    Research Interests

    My work examines the psychosocial   influences of chronic hearing conditions. This extends from individual level   responses (modelling coping) to institutional and cultural influences on   hearing services (for example in residential care settings). My work in shared decision making in Audiology has been internationally recognised and my group have produced Decision Aids to support decision making in hearing care and tinnitus care.

    Teaching Activity

    I teach accross undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Audiology at Aston. I am the Programme Director for the Hearing Therapy suite of postgraduate programmes.

    PhD Supervision

    I am supervising projects in the experience of hearing loss in social contexts. In particular:

    Nisha Dhanda- Principle Supervisor

    Exploring the relationship between social isolation, hearing loss and dementia in a residential care setting.

    Aleema Rahman - Associate Supervisor

    The prevalence, impact and support needs of families and children with long-term otitis

    media with effusion and hearing loss


    I am the Programme Director for the Doctor of Hearing Therapy  Professional Doctorate programme.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    I am a member of the British Acadamy of Audiology & British Society of Audiology.

    I contribute to the Academic partnership between Aston University and the IDA Institute in Denmark.

    I am registered as a Hearing Therapist with the RCCP


    I have recently held roles as a Trustee of the British Society of Audiology and a Professional Advisory Committee member for the British Tinnitus Association.

    Contact Details

    Room:  VS117
    Tel:  0121 204 4131 

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Bath

    Award Date: 1 Jun 2009

    MSc, University of Oxford

    Award Date: 26 Apr 2002

    PG Cert

    Award Date: 31 Jul 1991

    BA, University of the West of England

    Award Date: 31 Jul 1990

    External positions

    Academic Supervisor

    2018 → …

    Teaching Fellow, University College Cork

    2017 → …

    External Examiner

    2016 → …

    Visiting Fellow, University of Manchester

    2014 → …

    Specialist Hearing Therapist

    1994 → …

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    Research Output

    • 32 Article
    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Meeting abstract
    • 1 Review article

    Lifeworld interpretation of tinnitus

    Pryce, H. & Shaw, R. L., 23 Jan 2020, In : Medical Humanities. 45, 4, p. 428-433 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • What makes someone choose cochlear implantation? An exploration of factors that inform patient decision making

    Dillon, B. & Pryce, H., 2 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Audiology. 59, 1, p. 24-32 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A mixed methods study of the management of hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion in children with Down syndrome

    Hall, A., Pryce, H., Bruce, I., Callery, P., Lakhanpaul, M. & Schilder, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Clinical Otolaryngology. 44, 1, p. 32-38 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Meeting patient and family needs through collaborative management planning: Shared decision making

    Pryce, H., 1 Apr 2019, Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Mayer, C., Scarinci, N. & Hickson, L. (eds.). Thieme

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Tinnitus groups – a model of social support and social connectedness from peer interaction

    Pryce, H., Moutela, T., Bunker, C. & Shaw, R. L., 1 Nov 2019, In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 24, 4, p. 913-930 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Thomas Simm Littler Award for academic contribution to Audiology

    Helen Pryce (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Joss Millar Shield

    Helen Pryce (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Ruth Spencer Prize

    Helen Pryce (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    American Tinnitus Association

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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    British Academy of Audiology podcast

    Helen Pryce


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    King-Kopetzky syndrome

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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research


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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Teaching