We are a caring team of audiologists who have a lot of expertise to help you with any hearing-related problems you may have. When you come see us you can be assured of a comprehensive service where we will listen to you and work out a solution to suit your needs.
The idea for ASC started after Rachel and Eldre both helped out on a Saturday audiology clinic at Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge in 2015. Over a period of 7 years we had always worked well together and were very like-minded in our approach. We were both always trying our best to help each patient as well as we possibly could. We also always identified ways to improve the services we offered. We discussed how healthcare services were changing as the private care services at Addenbrookes were abruptly stopped. We knew there are patients that needed private care and wanted to ensure they received the best service possible. Between us we had a lot of audiological expertise, so were ideally placed to start such a service. Despite all the other work commitments, we started planning and changing this idea into a reality. We call ourselves a dream team as we complement each other and work so well together. We have slowly built up this service to include a bigger team, seeing more complex patients. We are now a super dream team with Alexandra and Victoria joining us! We are proud of the service we offer and strive to keep doing the very best we can for our patients.
Dr Eldré Beukes, is a Clinical Scientist in Audiology, who has gained widespread experience working in various NHS trusts. Her specialty lies in hearing implantable devices, vestibular assessments, tinnitus work and managing complex hearing loss. She has a PhD in Audiology, teaches students and is involved in numerous post-doctoral research projects. She has won the Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize three years in a row for her research work on tinnitus. She furthermore received the Hallpike research prize in 2019 and Richard May prize for the best training audiological scientist following her exams in 2009.
Rachel Knappett, is Head of adult rehabilitation at Cambridge Universities Hospital Trust at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. As a Specialist Audiologist, she has extensive experience as the lead Audiologist for the tinnitus, teenage hearing services and single-sided deafness clinics at Addenbrooke’s Hosptial. Further expertise includes the provision of customised hearing protection and hearing therapy. Rachel worked with the International Nepal Fellowship to Nepal to provide Audiology support on one of their ‘Ear Camps.’ She chairs the East of England professional tinnitus network and is on the Cambs Tinnitus Support Group committee.
Alexandra Lusty, is a Clinical Scientist in Audiology at Cambridge Universities Hospitals Trust at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. As a Specialist Audiologist, she works across the paediatric, adult and vestibular services. She has special interests in vestibular assessment, tinnitus, paediatric tinnitus and in the diagnosis and management of complex hearing loss. She won the British Academy of Audiology student poster award in 2017 for her poster on ‘TEN testing in the Paediatric Population’.
Victoria Parfect, is deputy lead of paediatric audiology at Cambridge University NHS Foundation Hospital Trust and the audiology clinical lead for Cleft.NET.East (regional clinical cleft team). As a Specialist Audiologist, she has extensive clinical experience in paediatric assessment and habilitation. Victoria has lectured and presented widely on areas of paediatric audiology care, particularly in her specialist interest of hearing and its holistic interaction in children born with a cleft palate. Victoria has worked with the International Nepal Fellowship to Nepal to provide Audiology support on one of their ‘Ear Camps.’ She is the current secretary for the national Clinical Excellence Network for hearing professionals in cleft care.
We work closely with a range of multidisciplinary consultants. These include ENT consultants, clinical psychologists, and speech and listening rehabilitationists.