Brief biography of Marina Salorio-Corbetto
Marina first joined the Auditory Perception Group in 2009 as a PhD student (Wolfson College) sponsored by Action on Hearing Loss and as an Honorary Cambridge European Trust Scholar. After being awarded her PhD, she has continued to work in the group as a postdoctoral researcher.
Before becoming a researcher, she developed a career as a clinical audiologist in her home country, Argentina, and in Spain. She received her MA in Audiology and Speech and Language Therapy (Universidad del Salvador, Medical School, Buenos Aires), in the process being awarded the Gold Medal for the highest mark in the School of Health Sciences in 2002. She was awarded an Expert Degree in Audiology from the University of Salamanca in 2007. She has an interest in teaching, having taught the first four cohorts of technicians on hearing aids in Galicia (Spain) and at a Masterís degree in Speech Therapy at the University of Corunna. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
Her research interests are related to the evaluation of hearing aids for people with high-frequency hearing loss, including those with extensive high-frequency dead regions. She has conducted trials using frequency-lowering prototype and commercially available hearing aids. Her current project seeks to identify the number of amplitude-compression channels required to optimise performance with hearing aids. This project is funded by the H. B. Allen Trust.
Additionally, she collaborates with Dr Josephine Marriage (Chear Ltd) and a multidisciplinary group looking at alternative interventions during the watchful waiting period in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (ďBone Conduction in Glue earĒ [BIG]: http:// hearglueear.wordpress.com). Dr Marriage and Marina were recently awarded the British Society of Audiology Applied Research Grant in honour of Stuart Gatehouse in support of the groupís project (October 2015).