Sue Archbold

Sue Archbold


Sue was a teacher of the deaf who helped establish The Ear Foundation to fund the first paediatric cochlear implants in the UK, going on to co-ordinate the Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme, one of the biggest in the world, She was Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation from 2008 to 2016, leading its programme of support, information, education, and research to ensure the maximum benefit from the latest hearing technologies at home, school, and work, and now retains an advisory role there. 

Sue was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Nottingham for her groundbreaking work on cochlear implantation for children and adults and continues to lecture internationally on the huge impact of hearing loss, and the value of access to today’s technology and good hearing care for all. 

Keynote Address: Changing public health policy on hearing care: who does it and how?

Workshop:  Non-specialist counselling skills- do we need them?