Children’s Hearing Evaluation & Amplification Resource
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The Team


Josephine Marriage PhD

Josephine Marriage PhD, director of Chear, is a clinical scientist in audiology and registered hearing-aid dispenser.

Josephine Marriage has worked with children with hearing loss and cochlear implants for over 20 years. She was head of paediatric audiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, from 1993 to 1999.

Josephine is a research associate with Brian Moore, professor of auditory perception at Cambridge University, developing new ways of assessing hearing and programming hearing aids to suit the needs of adults and children.  She is also involved in training hearing professionals throughout the UK.  She has research and teaching roles at the Ear Institute at University College London. 

Dr Marriage was awarded a PhD in hyperacusis in Williams Syndrome from Manchester University.  She also has an audiology MSc from the University of Southhampton and a speech sciences degree from University College London.  She received the George Harris Award for her contribution to hearing aid audiology in 2009 and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a clinical scientist and hearing aid dispenser.


Emily Pugh

Emily Pugh is based in Shepreth, she assists Josephine when working with children under 6 years of age. Emily helps to settle the children in an unfamiliar environment and is very competent in building trust with the children, enabling them to feel comfortable, confident and secure during the hearing assessment process.


Nikki Quinlivan

Nikki Quinlivan is our administrative support lead. She is based in Shepreth but sorts out appointments, reports and payments for all Chear visitors.


Marina Salorio-Corbetto

Marina Salorio-Corbetto works in Shepreth, having recently finished her PhD on strategies for frequency compression in hearing aids at Cambridge University. In the past Marina has set up training programmes for audiologists in Spain and before that in Argentina, where she graduated as an audiologist and speech and language therapist.


Mariavittoria Vallarino

Mariavittoria Vallarino is based at our London centre.  She has a degree in Speech and Language Therapy (2001) and a postgraduate diploma in Rehabilitation for Deaf Children (2009), completed in Italy.  She has been working as a Speech and Language Therapist across London with pre-school children since 2014 and is training to become an auditory verbal therapist with AVUK.  She assists Josephine with assessments of children under 6 years of age.

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Martha Mann

Martha Mann Martha Mann assists Josephine with assessments in both Shepreth and London with children under 5. She makes sure the children feel comfortable and settled during the hearing assessment process. Martha has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and will be training to become an Audiology Assistant.


Naomi Brind

Naomi Brind is based in Shepreth, she assists Josephine when working with children under 6 years of age. Naomi is a teacher by background and lived with her husband and children in Germany for 27 years teaching music in schools. She has now returned back to the UK and is enjoying supporting children in the village community.

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Chear Shepreth 30 Fowlmere Road, Shepreth, Royston, Herts, SG8 6QS

Telephone Number 01763 263 333

Chear London 82-86 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4BA

Email Address info@chears.co.uk