... we make you hear better.

... we make you hear better.

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Bolajoko Olusanya FMCPaed, FRCPCH, PhD
Centre Director and Chief Consultant

Dr. Olusanya graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1982 and subsequently trained as a developmental paediatrician in Nigeria (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) and the UK (Institute of Child Health, UCL) with special interest in paediatric audiology and learning disabilities. She is a fellow of the Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Faculty of Paediatrics) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK). Between 2003 and 2007 she trained under Professor Linda Luxon, a world renowned expert in audio-vestibular medicine at the University College London where she obtained a PhD. She has authored over 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of paediatrics, otolaryngology, general medicine, tropical medicine, public health, rehabilitative medicine, audiology and international health policy. She is on the editorial board of two international journals on hearing disorders and serves as reviewer for several journals across diverse specialties. Dr. Olusanya is also an honorary lecturer at the Maternal and Child Health Unit, Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, a position she uses to equip medical students and residents with basic skills in developmental assessment since 1996. She has organised outstanding international conferences on Occupational Noise, Dyslexia and Autism in Nigeria and has presented several invited papers at scientific conferences in Nigeria, South Africa, Europe, USA and China. She is a member of several professional associations, including the International Society of Audiology (ISA), International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA) and Ad-Hoc Committee on Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology of the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS). She is currently the National Coordinator of Nigerian Dyslexia Association and Hearing International Nigeria (affiliated to the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, USA) both of which are registered non-governmental organisations in Nigeria.

Since 1995, Dr Olusanya has been the Director of First Years Medical Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, which specialises in developmental assessment and learning disabilities including dyslexia.
Oladele Akinyemi BA (English), MSc (Psychology)
Mr Akinyemi graduated from the University of Ilorin in 1991 and qualified as a clinical psychologist from the University of Lagos in 2000 with special interest in learning disabilities. He has attended training courses in South Africa and has organised training courses locally on learning disabilities for teachers in and outside Lagos. He is co-author of an article on follow-up services for infants detected with hearing loss in Nigeria recently (2009) published in a high impact public health journal. He coordinates client services requiring professional follow-up and non-technical support.
Bola Makanjuola B.Ed (Audiology)
Miss Afolayan qualified as an audiologist from Nigeria’s premier university – University of Ibadan in 2004 and works closely with the chief consultant for all audiological assessments. She recently joined the Centre to fill in the gap created by our previous audiologist currently undergoing post-graduate studies in the UK.
Dennis Kojo
Mr Kojo is an audiology technician and audiometrist at the centre with over 5 years experience in audiological services and has undergone extensive in-house training since joining the Centre. He was an active member of the team that pioneered Nigeria’s first-ever and internationally acclaimed hospital and community-based universal newborn hearing screening programmes.
Dayo Adeniyi National Technical Diploma
Mr Adeniyi is a polytechnic graduate of electrical/electronics engineering. He is a skilful technician and has undergone specialist training in hearing aid technology in Denmark. He coordinates the centre’s repair laboratory.