Marina Salorio Corbetto

Dr Marina Salorio Corbetto

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Marina is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Auditory Perception Group led by Professor Brian C. J. Moore at the Department of Psychology, where she initially joined as a PhD student (Wolfson College, 2009), sponsored by Action on Hearing Loss.

Marina Salorio Corbetto

Before coming to Cambridge, Marina developed a career as a clinical audiologist in her home country, Argentina, and subsequently in Spain (having moved there in 2004). She received her Licenciate in Phonoaudiology (Universidad del Salvador, Medical School, Buenos Aires), in the process of which she was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest mark in the School of Health Sciences in 2002. Later on, in 2007, she was awarded an Expert Degree in Audiology from the University of Salamanca whilst working in Spain.

Also while in Spain, she taught the first four cohorts of technicians on Hearing Aids in Galicia, and lectured for Speech and Language Therapists at the Master’s level (Universidade da Coruña, Spain).

Marina is now an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom. She now supervises Part II NTS undergraduate students (Hearing) at the Department of Psychology in Cambridge University.

During her time in Wolfson College as a PhD student, Marina served twice as an International Officer on the Wolfson College Students’ Association (WCSA) Committee, she was the President of the Wolfson Arts Film Society, and helped in the organisation of the Lunchtime Seminar Series. Marina won the Wolfson Research Event Presentation Award in 2010 and collaborated in the organisation of this event in 2012. Determined to remain engaged in Wolfson’s vibrant and progressive community, she currently serves as Tutor, caring for undergraduate and graduate full-time students

Marina’s present research interests are related to the evaluation of hearing aids for people with high-frequency hearing loss in particular, and more generally in any ways in which assistive hearing technology can be applied to help hearing-impaired people. Her current research project investigates the hearing abilities of people with damaged inner hair cells or synapses (known as ‘dead regions in the cochlea’). She has recently 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 is an important question whose answer can help hearing-aid users to get the best of their devices. This project is funded by the H. B. Allen Trust.

Additionally, she collaborates with Dr Josephine Marriage as a Research Audiologist (at the Children’s Hearing Evaluation and Amplification Resource), as a member of a multidisciplinary group looking at promising interventions during the ‘watchful waiting’ period in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (“Bone Conduction in Glue ear” [BIG]: hearglueear.wordpress.com). Marina is a member of the British Society of Audiology (BSA) which, in 2015, awarded her (jointly with Dr Marriage) the BSA Research Grant in honour of Stuart Gatehouse.