Newborn ABR Refresher Day Masterclass
Dr Guy Lightfoot, Dr Siobhan Brennan

This course will be available to NHS clinicians (irrespective of their diagnostic equipment) and will focus on current best practice for ABR assessments of newborns with an emphasis on gold standard practice inclusive of any new national guidance.
This one day course is a refresher only and is open only to those who have previously received specialist training in Newborn ABR methods.

14th Nov 2018, Birmingham

Hotel Novotel, Birmingham Centre
70 Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2HT

Fee: £200 (Ex. VAT)

Meet the Speakers


Dr Guy Lightfoot

Director, ERA Training & Consultancy Ltd

Guy Lightfoot worked in adult diagnostic audiology at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital from 1976 until retiring from the NHS in July 2013. He worked as a member of the NHSP Clinical Group, developing and updating national guidance for newborn ABR testing and peer reviewing and mentoring ABR testers. He continues this clinical support and runs the successful series of UK ERA courses via his company ERA Training & Consultancy Ltd. Guy is on the Council of the IERASG. His previous responsibilities include Chief Examiner of the British CAC scheme and the Continuing Professional Development Co-ordinator and Board member for the British Academy of Audiology.

For details of other courses that Dr Lightfoot runs please visit his website:


Dr. Siobhán Brennan

Audiology Lecturer

Dr. Siobhán Brennan is currently an Audiology Lecturer at Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, University of Manchester UK and a Lead Clinical Scientist at the Regional Department of Neurotology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals UK.  Dr. Brennan has enjoyed a varied career specializing in auditory electrophysiology and Audiological care for individuals with intellectual impairment.

09.30 – 09.45 Coffee and Registration
09.45 – 10.00 Introduction – (Ben Colman, Interacoustics UK)
10.00 – 10.30 Screening & hearing loss in newborns (Siobhan Brennan)
10.30 – 11.00 Update on NHSP Guidelines (Siobhan Brennan & Guy Lightfoot)
11.00 – 11.45 ABR interpretation (Guy Lightfoot)
11.45 – 12.15Review exercise (Siobhan Brennan & Guy Lightfoot)
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Masking the ABR (Guy Lightfoot)
13.30 – 14.30 Test Strategy (Siobhan Brennan)
14.30 – 15.15 What next? – interactive session (Guy Lightfoot)
15.15 – 15.40 CM testing and ANSD (Siobhan Brennan)
15.40 – 16.00 Discussion / questions
16.00 Close

Register for Interacoustics Masterclass 2018 

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14th November 2018

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    Hotel Novotel, Birmingham Centre
    70 Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2HT

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