Marta LopesMarta completed her audiology degree in her home country of Portugal. Her main professional qualification is in hearing assessment and rehabilitation. After graduating Marta worked in two hearing care centres and also in private and public hospitals. She was responsible for paediatric and adult hearing assessments. She also carried out newborn hearing screening.

Marta joined Hearbase in November 2013 and is responsible for hearing assessments, earmould impressions, hearing aid fittings and follow-up appointments. She works at our branches in Folkestone, Ashford, Dover, Faversham and Canterbury.

In 2013 Marta published a study for an international symposium on the effects combined exposure to noise and toxic substances have on our ears and hearing. She says: “Despite publishing an article about industrial audiology my dream has always been to work with children and be a paediatric audiologist.”

Marta wanted to work in health care because she likes to improve people’s wellbeing and make a difference to their lives.

“Working for Hearbase makes this is possible,” she says. “Living in a different country with a different culture is a challenge but I am doing what I want. I have support from the Hearbase team which makes everything easier.”