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Statement from The Ear Foundation

Mel Gregory

Mel Gregory, who has been Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation for the last two years, is to step down from the role in November 2018.

It has been a real privilege to lead The Ear Foundation and I have enjoyed every single minute of my time here. As the dedicated multi-disciplinary team continues to put families at the heart of all they do, giving a voice to people with hearing loss, I am certain the charity will go from strength to strength. I wish The Ear Foundation every success as it continues its public engagement initiatives to improve access to hearing technologies and effective service provision for children and adults.”

I would like to thank the board of trustees, our patrons and sponsors for their ongoing support. Without this support our work would simply not be possible.”

Val Steward, Chair of The Ear Foundation’s Trustees, said: “We would all like to thank Mel for her dedication and contribution to the work of The Ear Foundation. We would like to wish her well in her new position.” The search for a successor has already begun.

Over the last two years, The Ear Foundation has developed a new leadership course for young deaf people and been awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted for its residential courses. It has made a significant contribution to the review of the NICE Guidelines for Cochlear Implant Candidacy, aiming to give greater access to children and adults to this life- changing  technology. In addition, The Ear Foundation has developed new cochlear implant rehabilitation services and significantly built its adult education and support programme.

Mel will be moving to Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care, as their clinical and commercial lead for Leightons and their subsidiary business The Hearing Care Partnership, where she  will direct their clinical programme.

Nov 5, 2018

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