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.
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.