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Lidia Best

President, European Federation of Hard of Hearing People ( EFHOH)

Lidia Best

Lidia is a vice-Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF ( International Telecommunication Union Joint Coordination Activities on Accessibility and Human Factors) and an internationally recognised accessibility expert and advocate for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. She brings unique knowledge as an expert with lived experience, as a person who is hard of hearing and as a cochlear implant user since 2009.

Her work has a specific focus on accessibility, policy development, innovation and quality of hearing care for deaf and hard-of-hearing people including policy development, training, and consulting. She contributed to work on standards as a member of the G3ict delegation to ITU in telecoms, captioning and assistive listening devices, she is an editor of the ITU FSTP-RCSO “Overview of remote captioning services” and H.871“Safety requirements for wearable audio augmenting devices” the recommendation on personal sound amplifiers.

Previously as a vice President of EFHOH ( The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People) she oversaw the development of reports on the situation of hard of hearing and deafened people in Europe in areas of employment, hearing care and accessibility.

In the UK, Lidia is the Chairman of the National Association of Deafened People (NADP).

Co-authored publications

Late Deafened People experiences in Europe

Getting our numbers right

Articles and blogs

Lidia Best

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

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Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare