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.
British Academy of Audiology CAC (Certificate of Audiological Competence)
MSc Audiology (Distinction)
BSc (Hons) (2:1) Physiology
Health and Care Professions Council 2008 – present
Registration number: CS15751
British Academy of Audiology 2000 – present
British Society of Audiology 2000 – present
Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2005 – present
Data sharing in the era of GDPR; impact on Tri centre and national audit. (poster Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (CSGBI) annual conference 2019)
Parfect.V, Smallridge. J. 5 year audit in patients born with Pierre Robin Sequence. Audiology and Paediatric Dentistry outcomes (presentation CSGBI annual conference 2019)
Hearing assessment 3 year and 5 year outcomes: a longitudinal review and reflection on the standards (poster CSGBI annual conference 2019)
Presentation: Hearing difficulties in the cleft palate population. BAPRAs Advanced teaching course. Cleft palate, hypospadias and ear reconstruction. Manchester (2018).
Presentation: Audiological audit data; the impact on hearing management in the cleft palate population. Cleft.NET.East regional study day (2017).
Keynote speaker: Hearing aid fitting in infants: A UK centre’s approach. (March 2015) Sweden’s Biennial national audiology congress, TeMA Horsel Malmo, Sweden
Workshop session. Infant hearing aid fitting – a UK approach. Working though practical considerations for the clinic setting. (March 2015) Congress as above.
Keynote speaker: Paediatric hearing aid fitting and verification presentation and practical workshop Oticon Winter Event, Norway. (2014)
Parfect, V., Moffat G. Cleft.NET.East’s collaborative and proactive approach to early years management of speech and hearing difficulties in children born with a cleft palate (poster BAA annual conference Manchester 2013.)
Parfect, V. MoMENT study – the use of a Specialist Advisory Group in the development of a core outcome set for otitis media with effusion in children with cleft palate (poster BAA annual conference Manchester 2013)
Parfect, V., Harding-Bell, A.“I am fed up with being so different from everyone else, my face, my speech and hearing aids”. Reflections and recommendations from BCLP clinical records. (poster CSGBI annual Conference 2012)
Presentation: Auditory trends in the cleft palate population. (2011) Southampton University ISVR; lunchtime lecture series
Parfect, V., Vitkovitch, J, Harding-Bell, A. 3 year speech and hearing data year. An observational study. (poster CSGBI Annual Conference 2005)
Parfect V and York-Smith S, Chpt: Hearing habilitation in children, in Hearing: An introduction & practical guide. (2016) CRC press.
Smallridge,J., Parfect, V…(9 authors). (2015) Functional outcomes in the Cleft Care UK Study – Part 3: oral health and audiology. Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research 18 (52)
Harman, N. (2015), Parfect, V…(15 authors).(2015) The importance of integration of stakeholder views in core outcome set development: Otitis media with effusion in children with cleft palate. PLoS ONE 10(6)
Parfect, V. (2008), Ongoing Assessment and Monitoring of Suspected Childhood Hearing Loss. GP News Letter
Sheffield University, Department of Human Communication Sciences, Post Graduate Certificate Cleft Palate Studies (Speech and Language Therapists): visiting lecturer annually 2006 – 2018, Lecture: Hearing Management and Assessment in Children born with a Cleft of the Palate
University College of London, BSc (Hons) Audiology: external examiner annually 2009 – 2014; exam: Audiology BSc third year Paediatric Case Study Assessments
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology November 2015: course design (together with Ms L Cooper) and visiting lecturer: Paediatric Assessment and Habilitation module and assessment.