Jay is NHS trained and has a vast experience of dealing with a wide range of hearing and balance issues. He has treated patients of all ages, from a hearing assessment and hearing aid prescription for a two week old baby to a 106 year old former boxer! He considers it a privilege to be able to work with such a diverse clinical age group, gaining personal experience while at the same time helping people to enjoy a better life.
With additional training in speech therapy and aural rehabilitation, Jay has the added advantage of understanding the communication issues that can arise irrespective of hearing loss. For example, he once identified a gentleman with a comprehension problem known as ‘receptive aphasia’. The patient was deemed to be a poor user of hearing aids as he was not able to understand his family, even with the best hearing aids provided to him by his audiology team. After consulting with Dr Jindal, this gentleman was referred to his GP with a note for further investigation, after which the root cause of his problem was found to be in the brain rather than the ears as initially diagnosed. On another occasion, Dr Jindal identified a specific issue known as ‘wide vestibular aqueduct’ in a school-age girl. As this condition can cause fluctuating hearing loss, the girl was initially deemed to have been ‘making up’ her hearing loss due to her fluctuating results on successive hearing tests. Dr Jindal persisted in looking into the girl’s proposed condition and was eventually able to successfully identify the problem and treat her appropriately.
Jay continuously strives to improve professional ethics and practice in audiology. He is a member of the Fitness-To-Practice (FTP) panel of the UK’s regulatory body for hearing aid audiologists, Health and Care Professionals Council. The panel investigates the allegations of malpractices within this field. Jay is also appointed as Professional Development Consultant for the largest organisation of independent hearing healthcare providers in UK – British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. He is a member of the prestigious Professional Guidance Group of British Society of Audiologists, and is key author or reviewer of the national guidance produced via this group.
Jay has a keen interest in academics and research and has various national and international publications to his credit. He organises his own clinical audiology courses and is often asked to deliver lectures at various national and international conferences.
Jay is founding director and CEO of a fast growing audiology consultancy company in London and Kent, known as Audiology Planet. For more information, visit www.audiologyplanet.com.