Profile

Background

Wan Syafira obtained her PhD at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2012. Her doctoral research has focused on investigating auditory dysfunction in normally hearing tinnitus patients. Currently, she teaches at the Audiology Program, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), where she obtained her Bachelor in Audiology in 2005. Her research and clinical interests include assessing and managing tinnitus, age-related hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss and hearing health promotions. She participates actively in establishing and managing the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Clinic at Klinik Audiologi UKM. She is also a member of the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness (H-CARE), UKM, responsible for offering hearing-related education and rehabilitation for older adults.

Designation

  • Vice President of MANSA
  • Senior lecturer at Program Audiology, Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness (H-CARE), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Role of Portfolio

The vice president is responsible to work in conjunction with the President in executing and delegating any tasks assigned by the President, provide support on governance matters, strategic issues and in representing the views of MANSA Committee and members.

The vice president should uphold the mission and vision of the association and strive to achieve the goals by working closely with the MANSA Committee and members.

Vision and Mission

  • Vision
    To be the Primary Audiology Advocate
  • Mission
    To promote excellence in audiology through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and engagement with professionals, organisations and community.
    To empower members through upholding professional ethics, values and standard of practice in audiology.

Personal views, area of interest

  • Tinnitus
  • Geriatric Audiology
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Hearing health promotions