Dr Eldré Beukes

Senior Lecturer in Audiology

Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:
Psychology and Sport Science
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Health and social care
Research Supervision:
Yes

Dr Eldré Beukes is a researcher, senior lecturer, and a clinical scientist in Audiology. She has expertise in auditory pathologies and research interests in digital therapeutics and improving outcomes for people with hearing and vision impairments or dual sensory loss.

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Background

Eldré’s research focus is on improving outcomes and empowering individuals with disabilities. Her focus is on improving outcomes for people with hearing and sight difficulties by developing accessible and evidence-based care models. She has also been involved in working with visually impaired athletes. She received the Shapiro prize for her research in three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, and the 2019 Hallpike Research Prize.

Eldre works clinically as a clinical scientist in audiology and is director of Audiological Specialist Care. She was awarded the Richard May prize following her training.

She is the author of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Tinnitus and Evaluating and Conducting Research in Audiology. She is a Senior Fellow of the British Society of Audiology and Associate Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Research interests

  • Internet interventions
  • Digital therapeutics
  • Accessible hearing healthcare delivery (eHealth/telehealth/internet interventions)
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Audio-vestibular difficulties

Areas of research supervision

Supervision of areas of dual sensory loss, tinnitus, digital therapeutics, and auditory-related difficulties. Current supervision:

  • Third year PhD student: Addressing wellbeing for individuals with vision impairment
  • First year PhD student: Improving outcomes for children with dual sensory loss
  • Mentoring MSc and PhD students: Hearing aid benefits and barriers, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Teaching

Qualifications

  • PhD: An internet based intervention for tinnitus, ARU
  • MSc in Audiology, University of Manchester
  • Honours in Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Certificate of Audiology Competence, British Academy of Audiology
  • British Sign Language Level 1, Cambridge Regional College
  • Hearing aid aptitude test, Aston University, Birmingham
  • Associate Teaching Fellowship, ARU

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow of the British Society of Audiology
  • Member of the British Society of Audiology
  • HCPC-registered Clinical Scientist
  • HCPC-registered Hearing Aid Dispenser

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Awards
  • Hallpike Prize Research Prize from the British Association of Audiological Physicians, 2019
  • Shapiro Prize from the British Tinnitus Association for clinically applicable research, 2019
  • Richard May Prize from the British Academy of Audiology for the best UK trainee Audiological Scientist
Funding
  • British Society of Audiology Research grant
  • PhD matched funding grant from DBUK
External contributions

Trustee for Deafblind UK

Selected recent publications

Books

Beukes, E., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V. and Kaldo, V. (2021) Cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus. Plymouth: Plural Publishing Inc.

Manchaiah, V., Beukes, E. and Roeser, R. J. (2021) Evaluating and conducting research in audiology. Plymouth: Plural Publishing Inc.

2022 peer-reviewed publications

Beukes, E. W., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Internet-Based Audiologist-Guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(2), e27584. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2196/27584

Beukes, E., Hynes, N., Mann, D., Hawkes, R., Jayabalan, P. and Allen, P. (2022) 'Perceived facilitators and barriers to participation in golf for people with vision impairment: a qualitative study', American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000002100

Beukes, E. W., Munzo, M., Andersson, G. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for tinnitus in Spanish: A global feasibility trial', International Journal of Audiology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1971780

Beukes, E. W., Maidment, D. W., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M. A., Heffernan, E. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Development and psychometric validation of a questionnaire assessing the impact of tinnitus on significant others', Journal of Communication Disorders, 95, 106159. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2021.106159

Beukes, E. W., Chundu, S., Ratinaud, P., Andersson, G. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Experiential characteristics among individuals with tinnitus seeking online psychological interventions: A cluster analysis', Brain Sciences, 12(9). Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12091221

Beukes, E., Manchaiah, V., Pyykkö, N. and Pyykkö, I. (2022) 'Adverse COVID-19 vaccination effects in Finnish patients with Ménière’s disease: A cross-sectional study', F1000Research, 11(893). Available at: https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.113143.1

Beukes, E. W., Manchaiah, V., Andersson, G. and Maidment, D. W. (2022) 'Application of the Behavior Change Wheel within the context of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus management', American Journal of Audiology, 31(2), pp. 433-444. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00160

Beukes, E. W., Ulep, A. J., Andersson, G. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'The Effects of Tinnitus on Significant Others', Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5), pp. 1393. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11051393

Eikelboom, R., Bennett, R., Manchaiah, V., Bhavisha, P., Beukes, E. W., Rajasingam, S. and Swanepoel, D. W. (2022) 'International Survey of Audiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic: Use of and attitudes to telehealth', International Journal of Audiology, 61(4), pp. 283-292. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1957160

Eubank, T., Beukes, E. W., Swanepoel, D. W., Geroux, K. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Community-based assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss: A scoping review', Health & Social Care in the Community. Available atL https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13846

Hynes, N., Beukes, E. W., Hawkes, R., Bennett, H., Hamilton, C., Jabalayan, P. and Allen, P. M. (2022) 'Evidence-based classification in golf for athletes with a vision impairment: A Delphi study', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics.

Manchaiah, V., Andersson, G., Fagelson, M. A., Boyd, R. and Beukes, E. W. (2022) 'Use of open-ended questionnaires to examine the effects of tinnitus and its relation to patient-reported outcome measures', International Journal of Audiology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1995790

Manchaiah, V., Venkateswaran, N., Prabhu, P., Granberg, S., Karlsson, E., Andersson, G. and Beukes, E. W. (2022) 'Examining the consequences of tinnitus using the multidimensional perspective', Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 142(1), pp. 67-72. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2021.2019307

Parmar, B., Beukes, E. W. and Rajasingam, S. (2022) 'The impact of COVID-19 on provision of UK audiology services & on attitudes towards delivery of telehealth services', International Journal of Audiology, 61(3), pp. 228-238. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1921292

Rodrigo, H., Beukes, E. W., Andersson, G. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Predicting the Outcomes of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Applications of Artificial Neural Network and Support Vector Machine', American Journal of Audiology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_aja-21-00270

Saunders, G. H., Beukes, E. W., Uus, K., Armitage, C. J., Kelly, J. and Munro, K. J. (2022) 'Shedding light on SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, and auditory symptoms: causality or spurious conjunction?', Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 837513. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.837513

Somani, N., Beukes, E. W., Street, A. J., Lindsay, R. and Allen, P. M. (2022) 'Music-based interventions to address wellbeing in people with a vision impairment: protocol for a scoping review', BMJ Open, 12, e054268. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054268

Ulep, A. J., Dehpande, A., Beukes, E. W., Placette, A. and Manchaiah, V. (2022) 'Social media use in hearing loss, tinnitus, and vestibular disorders: A systematic review', American Journal of Audiology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00211

Recent presentations and conferences

Conference presentations: 2022

BTA conference, 2022: Tinnitus subgroups.

BTA conference, 2021: The effects of tinnitus on significant others.

ISHACON- Indian conference, 2022: Remote tinnitus interventions.

AAA poster presentation, 2022: COVID19 and the auditory system.

Poster presentation, 2022: Shedding light on SARS-CoV2 and audiovestibular symptoms.

Media experience

YouTube: HRF talks, tinnitus, hearing loss, and COVID-19.

Various radio interviews including Radio Sputnik, BBC Essex.

Various podcasts including That Tinnitus Podcast (British Tinnitus Association podcast).

Various media articles including The Guardian, New York Times, The Observer, Huffington Post, Forbes, MedicineNet, US News, NBC News, The Conversation.