About SAPS


SAPS was founded in 2000 by Ms Helen Tong, Mr Ronald Burgess, and Mr Yiap Kim Hong

 

AUDIOLOGY IN SINGAPORE

1977 The Audiology unit was started at SGH ENT dept.
1985 4 Audiologist with 5 Audio Technicians working at various Hospitals
1997 First paediatric cochlear implant operation
1999 MOE provides FM System to schools with hearing impaired students
2000 The Society for Audiology Professionals Singapore (SAPS) were formed.
2001 Universal Newborn hearing screening introduced at KKH. This is extended to all hospitals 2 years later
2007 25 Audiologists and 25 Audio-technicians
2010 SAPS Jointly offers the industrial audiometry Course with Temasek Polytechnic
2013 Government co funding for Hearing Aids approve under the Senior Mobility Fund
2013 SAPS is accepted as a member of NCSS
2013 The first batch of The Masters of Audiology Programme at NUS
2013 60+ Audiologist for a nation of 5.9 million

 

SOCIETY FOR AUDIOLOGY PROFESSIONALS IN SINGAPORE (SAPS)

SAPS is a professional body that was founded in the year 2000 with the aim to promote the development of Audiology as a practice and profession in Singapore.

 

The Objectives of the Society are:

  1. To promote the highest level of professional competence among members through honest, dignified, compassionate and ethical behaviors.
  2. To educate health-care professionals and the general public on hearing healthcare and audiological issues.
  3. To facilitate continuing education for members and hearing health professionals.
  4. To provide a forum for members to discuss clinical cases, ethics, professional and audiological issues.
  5. To promote goodwill among members hearing-health professionals and the community.

 

Past Presidents of SAPS

2000 Mr Ronald Burgess
2001-2007 Mr Yiap Kim Hong
2008-2009 Mr Lee Lock Hey Steven
2010-2012 Ms Meliza Cruz
2013-2014 Mr Gary Lee Jek Chong
 2014-2016 Ms Winnie Ng