Andrew Freeland MB BS FRCS

Andrew was born into a large Army family, educated at Wellington College and then graduated from Guys Hospital in 1967.

Training surgical jobs at Guys and Oxford was followed by a Research Fellowship in Toronto. He was appointed Ear, Nose and Throat consultant at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1975.

Andrew's interest in the management of the deaf, particularly the deaf child continues into his retirement and he undertakes regular trips to Tanzania raising money to set up Deaf schools and doing research into the main cause of childhood deafness in that country.

Andrew set up one of the early UK cochlear implant services in Oxford in 1994. His first encounter with a hearing dog was probably eight years ago and since then he has been introduced to a number of his patients’ dogs!

The joy, pride and increase in confidence amongst these patients always impressed him, and therefore he was delighted to become a Trustee.

Although living in Oxford, he has been lucky to own a holiday home on the beautiful Cornish coast near St Mawes where his family engages in their deep love of sailing and their nine (nearly 10) grandchildren are taught mucking about in boats and fishing by Grandpa and their parents!

As a Trustee, Andrew hopes he can truly represent the needs of the deaf from a professional point of view with a career long experience behind him and a true belief in the work of the Charity.