Ruth Hadley MISHAA
Clinical Audiologist & Hearing Therapist

Pokam Kwong MAudSt MBA
Paediatric Audiological Scientist

About

Ruth Hadley's Audiology training was conducted in Germany at the University Hospital Bonn, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat from 1997-2000.

She also has a Graduate Diploma in Technical Audiology (2005) from the University College London (UCL), UK and Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitative Audiology (2010) from the University of Bristol, UK

Ruth is extremely committed to delivering a high quality, evidence based and safe service for clients living in West Cork and further afield.

Any treatment received at Kinsale Hearing will be of the highest clinical standard, adhering to BSA (British Society of Audiology) recommended procedures and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Guidelines as recommended by the HSE Audiology NARG review 2011, as well as the Irish Academy of Audiology (IAOA).

Since she relocated to Kinsale, Ruth has been teaching and examining at University College Cork on the MSc Audiology programme where she continues to teach and examine on a contractual basis while running her own private practice in Kinsale. This is in addition to working at the Cork Deaf Association in Cork City as Clinical Support offering advice on various Tinnitus Management Options.

As an Advanced Clinical Audiologist at the University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust, Ruth’s special interests were Dizziness & Vertigo assessments and seeing clients with complex hearing impairments for assessment and aural rehabilitation such as clients with additional needs.

Ruth also co-ordinated the local audiology young adult transition service in Bristol and was the multi-disciplinary link to the Bristol Acoustic Neuroma Service and Community Speech & Language Service.

Pokam (Poren) Kwong is a highly accomplished Paediatric Audiologist with 17 years clinical experience. She graduated in 2004 with a Masters degree (MAudSt) from the University of Queensland, Australia. In addition to her Audiology degree, Poren has an MBA from Plymouth University, UK which she received in 2014. Her MBA studies focused on leadership in public healthcare systems.

Poren worked as an Advanced Paediatric Audiologist at the Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) in London U.K. for the past 12 years, prior to her relocation to Cork in 2020. She is highly specialised in both diagnostic hearing assessments and rehabilitative procedures for children from newborn up to 18 years of age. Poren worked in a multidisciplinary team comprising of Speech & Language Therapists, Teachers for the Deaf, Clinical Psychologists, ENT Surgeons, Paediatricians and the local Cochlear Implant team. She has a vast and deep understanding of the multidisciplinary approach towards children’s hearing behaviour and hearing development.

At Kinsale Hearing, Poren provides a high-quality evidence based paediatric diagnostic hearing assessment service for children aged 9 months old and above. After each appointment, Poren will thoroughly explain the results and address any questions. Clinical letters will be sent to parents and referrers and should there be any further queries or investigations needed, appropriate referrals will be made.

Apart from practising at Kinsale Hearing, Poren teaches at UCC on the MSc (Audiology) programme as a guest lecturer.

Poren is a registered Clinical Scientist (Audiology) with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK, a member of the British Academy of Audiology (BAA), and a member of the Irish Academy of Audiology (IAA). 

Training & Talks

Kinsale Hearing can provide deaf awareness sessions and basic hearing aid maintenance training for those within caring professions, working at residential care homes and hospitals.

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