Dr Dalia Tsimpida
Dr Dalia Tsimpida is a Lecturer in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool, an Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has an extensive background in hearing health in later life, health psychology, social epidemiology, health policy & health services planning, and multi-year experience delivering innovative research on lifestyle factors in hearing loss. She received the International Society of Audiology Scholarship 2020 for her pioneering research findings on the prevention and early detection of hearing loss in primary care and the Scientific Award 2021 in Computational Audiology. Dr Tsimpida was the Primary Investigator of the PLACE Project, updating the hearing loss prevalence estimates in older adults in England after nearly four decades. The New National Study of Hearing in England revealed that the increasing trend in hearing loss prevalence is not related to the ageing of the population, as widely believed, but potentially to social and lifestyle changes. She developed the Conceptual Model of Hearing Health Inequalities (HHI Model), showing the factors which impact people earlier in life, which, if modified, could reduce hearing loss in older age.
Hearing deterioration is a lifelong process but not an inevitable result of ageing. I support the Make Listening Safe campaign of the World Health Organization (WHO) because everyone deserves to enjoy music and sounds without risking their hearing.Dr Dalia Tsimpida