Congratulations to Dr Eithne Heffernan!
Our congratulations to Dr Eithne Heffernan for successfully passing her PhD viva! Eithne's PhD, under the co-supervision of Dr Melanie Ferguson, involved developing a self-report outcome measure, or questionnaire, that can assess the social impact of hearing loss. This questionnaire is intended to be used in research or clinical practice to evaluate whether interventions for hearing loss, such as hearing aids, lead to improved social engagement. For more information, go to: http://www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/research/Measurement-of-social-engagement-in-adults-with-hearing-loss.