Royal Northern College of Music
“Sonja delivered sessions on hearing protection to students at the Royal Northern College of Music. This was invaluable training, raising awareness around the dangers of being exposed to loud music and educating students on how to protect themselves. Thanks to Sonja’s work, as an institution, we now model best practice in this area with all students receiving free earplugs on entry to the College.”
Head of Popular Music
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
“Sonja was highly recommended to me by one of our players to come and give some training to our full orchestra about hearing protection and hearing health. She was really keen to help and put together an interesting and informative presentation for all our players (80 musicians). They learned from Sonja all about the different causes and effects of the variety of issues that can occur to their ears, and more importantly, what they could proactively do to avoid or counteract them.
As their employer, the BBC takes the health & safety and wellbeing of our orchestra players very seriously, and there is a lot we do for them as part of our duty of care, but it was so helpful to hear from Sonja how they can also feel more in control of their hearing health.
We will certainly be asking Sonja back to work with us again, and will be recommending her to other colleagues in the orchestral sector.”
BBC NOW Orchestra Manager
“The second Keynote speech by Sonja Jones and Chris Brain was an inspiration. It made me think of my motives for being a coach, my reasons for paddling and my desire to pass on my knowledge for others, while really thinking about their needs and their decisions for starting their paddling journey. It was thought-provoking and wonderfully presented.
Sonja’s enthusiasm and determination was a great reminder of what is important and why we all do what we do. It makes you realise what paddling can do for people outside of the bubble we usually operate in. Engaging, inspirational and motivational, absolutely fantastic!”
British Canoeing Delegates
“Sonja is a natural presenter, and it was a pleasure to host her at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
As a lecturer in Health psychology, I am always on the look out for inspirational speakers. She shared her experience of her journey with MS with a group of Undergraduate students on my module. They were transfixed, as she took them on a journey of being diagnosed with MS, and her subsequent inspiring journey.
I could see them applying the theories we had dealt with on the module.
I hope to to call on you again.”
Senior Lecturer of Psychology
“Using her clinical knowledge of disability & passion for watersports, Sonja works with Surfability CIC to deliver accredited theoretical and practical inclusive and adaptive surfing training to surf coaches across the UK”
Surfability CIC partner
Disability Sport Wales
In August 2017, Sonja hosted a 3 hour interactive workshop for the team at Disability Sport Wales all about hearing loss and sport participation. Stay tuned for updates!
Sonja is also an independent tutor for DSW delivering UK Disability Inclusion and Sainsbury’s Active Kids Training.
Disability Sports Wales
“Sonja is bright, entertaining and very inviting to engage with. When presenting you just want to hear more of what she has to say, which is so refreshing! Associations with my clients [as a trainer] have also commented on how well the material is delivered, which means that the message is communicated very efficiently and also leaves a good impression on them as well. Sonja is a delight to work with and even more so a delight when presenting.”
“Here at Blackbox-av, we specialise in audio, visual and interactive products and solutions for museums and heritage sites. We were developing one of our products to include a telecoil for museum visitors who use hearing aids. Sonja at Cardiff Hearing was able to arrange for us to perform market research with a range of people who use hearing aids to get feedback on the quality and usability of the product. It was vital for us to include the people who will be using the product in the process of its development, and Cardiff Hearing was instrumental in that. ”
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