Professional background

Chrysa is a consultant audiovestibular physician and was appointed at UCLH in 2015. She was awarded her CCT in audiovestibular medicine in 2011 and she worked as a consultant in both adult and paediatric audiovestibular medicine from 2011-2015 at Whittington Health. She was trained as an audiovestibular physician in London (Charing Cross, St Ann's, Great Ormond street, Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square).

Prior to her training in audiovestibular medicine she completed training in otorhinolaryngology. She was awarded her medical degree from National and Kapodistrian University in Athens Greece. She was awarded an MSc in Audiovestibuar medicine in 2008 from UCL and an MD(res) in 2015 from UCL. She runs general specialty clinics for children with hearing and balance problems. She runs an MDT hearing clinic for children with complex needs and the only national clinic for children with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD).

She is very interested in medical education. She is a member of the teaching committee for the MSc students at UCL. She is the educational Lead of audiovestibular medicine at UCLH. She is the specialty advisory committee (SAC) lead for the curriculum in audiovestibular medicine in the UK. She is the honorary secretary of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA) and the chairman of the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) national standards and guidelines.

Research interests

Genetics of hearing loss, audiovestibular problems in children with complex needs, vestibular problems, auditory processing disorders, auditory neuropathy, transition


Spyridakou C, Rosen S, Dritsakis G, Bamiou DE.Adult normative data for the speech in babble (SiB) test.Int J Audiol. 2020 Jan;59(1):33-38. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2019.1638526. Epub 2019 Jul 15.

C. Spyridakou, S.Mendis, D.DeVal Improving transition outcomes in adolescents with permanent hearing loss BMJ open Quality Journal, June 2019 (This quality improvement project was awarded the divisional Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital licence in January 2017 in order to complete and submit the project )

Letter to the Editor: An Affront to Scientific Inquiry Re: Moore, D. R. (2018) Editorial: Auditory Processing Disorder, Ear Hear, 39, 617-620.

Iliadou VV, Chermak GD, Bamiou DE, Rawool VW, Ptok M, Purdy S, Jutras B, Moncrieff D, Stokkereit Mattsson T, Ferre JM, Fox C, Grech H, Geffner D, Hedjever M, Bellis TJ, Nimatoudis I, Eleftheriadis N, Pedersen ER, Weihing J, Guillory L, Madell JR, Hurley A, Whitelaw GM, Schochat E, Spyridakou C, Sidiras C, Thai-Van H, Kostopoulou A, Veuillet E, Keith B, Mountjoy A, Koohi N, Sirimanna T, Lau C, Cone B, Kiese-Himmel C, Abramson M, Raghunathrao R, Musiek FE. Ear Hear. 2018 Nov/Dec;39(6):1236-1242. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000644. No abstract available

Bamiou DE, Iliadou VV, Zanchetta S, Spyridakou C. What Can We Learn about Auditory Processing from Adult Hearing Questionnaires? J Am Acad Audiol. 2015 Nov-Dec;26(10):824-37

Spyridakou C, Luxon LM, Bamiou DE. Patient reported speech in noise difficulties and hyperacusis symptoms and correlation with test results. Laryngoscope . 2012 Jul; 122 (7):1609-14.

Pavlou M, Quinn C, Murray K, Spyridakou C, Faldon M, Bronstein AM. The effect of repeated visual motion stimuli on visual dependence and postural control in normal subjects . Gait Posture. 2011 Jan; 33(1):113-8.

Spyridakou C , Berry S, Phillips J. Common Variable Immunodeficiency Syndrome presenting as refractory sinusitis: A difficult diagnostic problem J Laryngol Otol 2007 Dec;121(12):1204-6

Fernades R, Pushkas G, Spyridakou C, Joseph G, Kumar M, Predictive indicators for thyroid cartilage involvement in carcinoma of the larynx seen on spiral computed tomography scans. J Laryngol Otol.2006 Oct; 120 (10):857-60

Aird DW , Puttasiddaiah P, Berry S, Spyridakou C, Kumar M‘ Spatial orientation of the facial nerve in relation to parotid tumours’ J.Laryngol .Otol. 2006 May; 120 (5):371

Maini S, Osborne JE, Fadl H, Spyridakou C, Ogunyemi L, Hill P Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction following Tonsillectomy Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2002 Feb; 27(1):57-60

Other peer review publications:

Spyridakou C and Bamiou D.E.  Need of speech-in-noise testing to assess listening difficulties in older adults. Hearing, Balance and Communication, 2015; May; special edition about cognition Early Online: 1–122.

Spyridakou C. A hearing Service for Adults with Learning Disabilities; our Multidisciplinary clinic. ENT news and Audiology , Nov 20133.

Spyridakou C , Hearing loss a health problem for all ages Primary health care, Volume 22 (4) Royal College of Nursing (RCN) – Apr 30, 2012 on behalf of deafness research