Jessica has a background in clinical audiology having worked in adult diagnostics including vestibular function testing, electrophysiological testing, and aural rehabilitation where she fit both hearing aids and implantable hearing technologies.
Jessica has an interest understanding the client’s journey and access to hearing health services, especially via the General Practice pathway.
In her time at the National Acoustic Laboratories Jessica has been involved in a number of studies aimed towards informing Government policy as well as research, development and validation of new technologies to improve the lives of those with hearing impairment.
Using a variety of methods to develop a new way of deciding who is most likely to benefit from hearing aids.
This project is funded by the Department of Health and its aim is to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of upgrading cochlear implant processors within the Hearing Services Programme.
Clinical Trial successfully validated the hearing benefits of the Nuheara self-fitted hearing aids
compared to unaided listening across a range of settings and situations
This study explores the factors that influence general practitioner (GP) decision making when referring their adult patients for a hearing assessment.
A pilot study at NAL sets the stage for a repeatable and validated way to test how well people with hearing loss can understand speech on different videoconferencing technologies and how well different technologies, such as hearing aids, improve that experience.