Research Profile

Siobhán Laoide-Kemp

Biography

Dr. Laoide-Kemp is an Audiologist and a Teacher of the Deaf. She has extensive experience in health and education working with deaf children and their families, as well as with allied clinical health and education professionals. Her research interests centre on early intervention using evidence-based practice as well as paediatric audiology. She is the first Audiologist in Ireland to have been awarded a PhD in Audiology (2005). Siobhán’s previous appointments include research associate, external examiner, expert witness, teacher of the deaf, lecturer and audiological scientist. She has held academic positions in University College Dublin and in the University of Manchester. Her clinical experience includes paediatric audiology in the NHS in London and in Manchester. She co-edited a text book "Audiology in Education". Siobhán was appointed as a Lecturer on Ireland’s first 2-year MSc Audiology programme which was established in the Dept. of Speech and Hearing, School of Clinical Therapies, College of Medicine and Health in University College Cork in 2015. She also holds a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, School of Linguistic Speech and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Trinity College, University of Dublin. Siobhán has recently completed a PG Cert in Personal and Management Coaching as a member of the Internal Coaching Panel in UCC.

Research Interests

The barriers towards the uptake and retention of hearing aids in the 70+ years population (2019). Community/Voluntary Group: Cork Deaf Association Liaison: Gerry O'Grady Student: Amy O'Regan Course: MSc Audiology Supervisor: Dr Siobhán Laoide-Kemp 
Amy O'Regan CARL report 2019
 Report 98

Asymptomatic cCMV Children Diagnosed with Delayed-Onset Hearing Loss: Parental Perspectives
. Siobhán Laoide-Kemp, Wendy McCracken, Amr El Refaie & Kai Uus. (2018) Poster Presentation: CMV Public Health & Policy Conference September 23-25, 2018 DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, Vermont. USA
https://cmv.usu.edu/Grid_Details.cfm?aid=9744&eid=18301&ty=pos&des=reg

Asymptomatic cCMV children diagnosed with delayed-onset hearing loss: Parental perspectives. Siobhan Laoide-Kemp, Wendy McCracken, Amr El Refaie & Kai Uus.(2018) Presentation: National College of Ireland. Early Years Conference:‘Supporting Parents in their Constitutional Role as Primary Educators" June 2018.Parallel Session 4 (Room 2.05) Chair- Dr Conor Nolan http://www.ncirl.ie/eli

The Use of FM Systems for Children with APD – Parents’ and Teachers’ Perspectives O’Sullivan F,  Laoide Kemp S, Cromb M, Melrose T, Brennan M, (2018) Poster 42 Page 64
Poster Presentation: British Academy of Audiology 15th Annual Conference Liverpool 2018.
https://www.baaudiology.org/files/3315/4089/2080/WEBSITE_VERSION_-_BAA_Conf_Handbook_2018.pdf

What are the effects of acquired hearing loss in older people?(2018). Community/Voluntary Group:  Cork Deaf Association, Cork. Student: Amy Katherine Walsh. Community Partner Liaison: Gerrie O’ Grady. Course: Masters in Audiology 2018. Supervisor: Dr. Siobhán Laoide-Kemp. Amy Walsh CARL Report 2018 Cork Deaf Association Report 72

An analysis of the distribution of self-reported deafness in Munster
 (2017). Community/Voluntary Group: Cork Deaf Enterprises. Student: Yvonne Creedon. Community Partner Liaison: Nora Geary. Course: MSc Audiology. Supervisor: Dr Siobhán Laoide-Kemp.Yvonne Creedon 2017 CARL project Deaf Enterprises Report 70

Publications

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(1997)Audiology in Education
McCracken, W. and Laoide-Kemp, S (Ed.). (1997) Audiology in Education U.K: Whurr Publishers. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Hearing in Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities: The Need for Improved Ear Care'
McCracken, W., Lumm, J. and Laoide-Kemp, S. (2011) 'Hearing in Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities: The Need for Improved Ear Care'. Journal of Applied Research In Intellectual Disabilities, 24 :86-93 [Details]
(2008)'Audiological Certainty in Deaf Children with Learning Disabilities: An Imperative for Inter-Agency Working'
McCracken, W., Ravichandran, A. and Laoide-Kemp, S. (2008) 'Audiological Certainty in Deaf Children with Learning Disabilities: An Imperative for Inter-Agency Working'. Deafness and Education International, 10 (1):4-21 [Details]
(1996)'A clinical, genetic and audiological study of patients and families with unilateral vestibular schwannomas 1. Clinical features of neurofibromatosis in patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas'
Neary, W. J., Newton, V. E., Laoide-Kemp, S., Ramsden, R. T., Hillier, V.F. and Kan, S. W. (1996) 'A clinical, genetic and audiological study of patients and families with unilateral vestibular schwannomas 1. Clinical features of neurofibromatosis in patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas'. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 110 (12):1120-1128 [Details]
(1996)'A clinical, genetic and audiological study of patients and families with unilateral vestibular schwannomas 11. Audiological findings in 93 patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas. Paper 11'
Neary, W. J., Newton, V. E., Laoide-Kemp, S., Ramsden, R. T., Griffith, G., Evans, D. G., Harrisan, R. and Strachan, T. (1996) 'A clinical, genetic and audiological study of patients and families with unilateral vestibular schwannomas 11. Audiological findings in 93 patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas. Paper 11'. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 110 (07):634-640 [Details]
(1990)'Parental suspicion and identification of hearing Impairment'
Watkin, P.M., Baldwin, M. and Laoide, S. (1990) 'Parental suspicion and identification of hearing Impairment'. Archives of Disease In Childhood, 65 :846-850 [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2004)Carriers of autosomal recessive genes for hearing loss: can they be identified using audiological tests?.
Laoide-Kemp, S. (2004) Carriers of autosomal recessive genes for hearing loss: can they be identified using audiological tests?. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2019)THE EFFECTS OF ACQUIRED HEARING LOSS IN LATER LIFE - A PILOT STUDY.
Walsh, A;El Refaie, A;Kingston, A;O'Grady, G;Laoide-Kemp, S (2019) THE EFFECTS OF ACQUIRED HEARING LOSS IN LATER LIFE - A PILOT STUDY. OXFORD: Abstract [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2018)British Academy of Audiology 15th Annual Conference Liverpool 2018
O’Sullivan F, Laoide Kemp S, Cromb M, Melrose T, Brennan M, (2018) The Use of FM Systems for Children with APD – Parents’ and Teachers’ Perspectives British Academy of Audiology 15th Annual Conference Liverpool 2018 Poster 42, Page 64,   [Details]
(2018)National College of Ireland. Early Years Conference:‘Supporting Parents in their Constitutional Role as Primary Educators
Siobhán Laoide-Kemp, Wendy McCracken, Amr El Refaie & Kai Uus. (2018) Asymptomatic cCMV Children Diagnosed with Delayed-Onset Hearing Loss: Parental Perspectives National College of Ireland. Early Years Conference:‘Supporting Parents in their Constitutional Role as Primary Educators   [Details]
(2018)CMV Public Health & Policy Conference Burlington, Vermont, USA
Siobhán Laoide-Kemp, Wendy McCracken, Amr El Refaie & Kai Uus (2018) Asymptomatic cCMV children diagnosed with delayed-onset hearing loss: Parental perspectives CMV Public Health & Policy Conference Burlington, Vermont, USA   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Staff International Research Travel Bursary College of Medicine and Health

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
American Speech and Hearing Association Member/
EUPHA - European Public Health Association Member/
Society of Social Medicine Member/
British Academy of Audiology Full Member/
British Society of Audiology Full Member/
Irish Academy of Audiology Full Member/
Colaiste Oiliúna Mhuire gan Smál, University College Cork, Trinity College, The University of Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Manchester Alumna/
British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Full Member/
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster Workshop: 'Challenges in Current Ageing Research,
(i) Walsh AK, (i) Laoide-Kemp S.,(i) El Refaie A., (ii) O'Grady G., (iii) Kingston A. (2019) What are the effects of acquired hearing loss in older people? A pilot study in collaboration with CARL and the Cork Deaf Association. [Poster Presentation], ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster Workshop: 'Challenges in Current Ageing Research, Room G26, Aras na Laoi, University College Cork . [Details]
(2019)Deaf Children Now: Changing the Conversation,
Siobhán Laoide-Kemp, Wendy Mc Cracken, Amr El Refaie, Kai Uus (2019) Background: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading non-genetic cause of permanent hearing loss in children. 90% of CMV cases are asymptomatic at birth. They remain undiagnosed. A small number develop delayed-onset hearing loss within the first 5 years of life Aim: This research aims to raise awareness of symptomatic CMV (cCMV) as well as informing change in public health policy with regard to asymptomatic congenital CMV (AcCMV). Methodology: A pilot study was carried out using 1:1 interviews with four parents of children who had been diagnosed with permanent delayed-onset hearing loss and retrospectively diagnosed with cCMV. All were asymptomatic at birth (AcCMV). Their parents are members of Our New Ears, a charity and advocacy group run by parents of deaf children. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using narrative and thematic analysis and cross checked by two investigators. Findings: Preliminary analyses suggested no standardised diagnostic and management pathway for t. [Oral Presentation], Deaf Children Now: Changing the Conversation, University of Manchester . [Details]
(2019)Irish Gerontological Society 67th Annual and Scientific Meeting 2019 Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing,
Walsh AK, El Refaie A, O'Grady G, Kingston A,Laoide-Kemp S (2019) The effects of acquired hearing loss in older people A pilot study in collaboration with CARL and the CDA. [Poster Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society 67th Annual and Scientific Meeting 2019 Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork , 26-SEP-19 - 28-SEP-19. [Details]
(2018)CMV Public Health & Policy Conference Burlington, Vermont, USA,
Siobhán Laoide-Kemp, Wendy McCracken, Amr El Refaie & Kai Uus. (2018) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading non-genetic cause of permanent hearing loss in children. 90% of CMV cases are asymptomatic at birth. They remain undiagnosed. A small number develop delayed-onset hearing loss within the first 5 years of life.This research aims to raise awareness of symptomatic CMV (cCMV) as well as informing change in public health policy with regard to asymptomatic congenital CMV (AcCMV). [Poster Presentation], CMV Public Health & Policy Conference Burlington, Vermont, USA, DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, Vermont . [Details]
(1996)XXIII International Congress of Audiology,
Laoide-Kemp, S., Parker, D. J., Pratt, S. R. and Newton, V. E. (1996) Audiometric identification of carriers of non-syndromal autosomal recessive genes for hearing loss. [Poster Presentation], XXIII International Congress of Audiology, Bari, Italy . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Internal Coaching Panel Coach/
School of Clinical Therapies Social Research Ethics Committee Member/
School of Clinical Therapies Teaching and Curriculum Committee Member/
VISTA Chair Visiting Teacher Association/
HSE National Audiology Review Group Member of the HSE National Audiology Review Group/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dept. of Education and Skills. Marlborough St. Dublin 1 Visiting Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/
Trinity College University of Dublin Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, School of Linguistic Speech and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Trinity College, University of Dublin./
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 Lecturer Teacher of the Deaf Programme/
Dept of Speech and Hearing, School of Clinical Therapies, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork Lecturer in Audiology/
Centre for Audiology, Education of the Deaf and Speech Pathology,” School of Education, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PLof Manchester Research Associate/
St. Vincent's Hospital, 196 Merrion Rd, Elmpark, Dublin Audiologist/
Department of Defence Colaiste Caoimhin St. Mobhi Road Glasnevin Dublin 9 Expert Witness/
Centre for Audiology, Education of the Deaf and Speech Pathology,” School of Education, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PLof Manchester Audiological Scientist/
Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, School of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester 13 9PL External Examiner/
NHS Children's Centre, Gants Hill, Redbridge, Essex.IG2 6UD England Audiological Scientist/
Roding Private Hospital Roding Lane,South Redbridge Essex IG4 5PZ England Audiological Scientist/
National Rehabilitation Board, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Paediatric Audiologist/
School for the Deaf, Cabra, Dublin 7 Teacher of the Deaf/
Muckross Park Private School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Teacher/

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalBasic
Irish FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Annual contributor to the Childhood Development Disorders programme, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland as part of the Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics.

A member of the conference committee which organised: "Deaf Education Fit for the Future: Innovation, Research and Practice, celebrating 90 years of deaf education at the University of Manchester". at the Manchester Conference Centre 12&13th June 2009

Appointed External examiner for the BSc Audiology, MSc Audiology and the newly developed BSc Healthcare Science programmes in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester. England M13 9PL 2010-2013

Adjunct Lecturer Clinical Speech & Language Studies. School of Linguistics, Speech and Communication Sciences. Trinity College, University of Dublin. Ireland.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Deafness And Education International Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

Volunteer Audiologist for the British Red Cross. Bucharest.Romania. 

Reviewer for Hearing Balance and Communication. Taylor and Francis Group (UK)

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Contributes annually to the Childhood Development Disorders programme organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland as part of the Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Audiology Research Project AU6025Audiology Research Project
2021Advanced Practices in Paediatric Assessment of Hearing CT6103Advanced Practices in Paediatric Assessment of Hearing
2021Communication and Hearing in Paediatric and Adult Populations CT6200Communication and Hearing in Paediatric and Adult Populations
2021Research Methods for Audiology AU6022Research Methods for Audiology
2021Audiological Science and Rehabilitation III AU6021Audiological Science and Rehabilitation III
2021Information Literacy and Research Strategies AU6014Information Literacy and Research Strategies

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Anna Kingston Community and Research Learning (CARL)IRELAND
Mike Mc Grath Procurement & Contracts Office| University College Cork| 6 Elderwood | College Road | Cork UCC

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Gerrie O'Grady Cork Deaf AssociationDeaf Centre, 5 McCurtain Street, CorkIRELAND
Emeritus Professor Wendy Mc Cracken Dept of Hearing Deafness and Communication. School of Psychological Sciences. University of ManchesterENGLAND
Dr. Kai Uus Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health. University of ManchesterENGLAND
Brenda Barry. Development Worker Friendly Call, Heron House, Blackpool Retail Park, CorkIRELAND
Cian Galvin. Volunteer Manager ALONE.Olympic House, Pleasants St, Saint Kevin's, DublinIRELAND
Russell Jepson Technical Director Soundbyte Solutions (UK) LtdENGLAND
Deaf Enterprises 2 Sundrive Park, Ballinlough, Cork, T12 H5Y8IRELAND
Dr. Gary Norman HSE National Lead Audiology HSE Community Audiology Services Russell Building, Tallaght Cross West, Tallaght,IRELAND

Contact details


  • Lecturer PhD in Audiology, Manchester University, PostGraduate Diploma in Audiology UCD, PostGraduate Diploma for Teachers of the Deaf UCD, Bachelor in Education, TCD, Bachelor in Education, Mary Immaculate College, Masters
  • siobhan.laoidekemp@ucc.ie
  • Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences
    School of Clinical Therapies
    Brookfield Health Sciences Building
    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • +353-21-420-5624

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