The Hearing Technology Team

B.A (Psyc) MAud (Dist) CCCMNZAS​

Kay Austin

Office Administrator | Timaru

I started working with Hearing Technology Ltd towards the end of 2016. My previous roles have been with St John Ambulance WA as Exec Officer admin role, Chiropractic receptionist/nurse and within the hospitality field to name a few. I enjoy meeting new clients and being able to educate them on hearing loss and to give them first class, quality service. When I did my research before applying for this position, Hearing Technology appeared to me to be a place that I could contribute the experiences I have and also the opportunity to be part of a team of people who have the same or similar ideals as I have in wanting to give the best service to our clients.

Hearing Technology Team
Hearing Technology Team

Jane Burtenshaw

Office Administrator | Shirley, Christchurch

I have been working for Hearing Technology Ltd since early 2016. For the first 9 years of my working career I was a Sales Consultant, then a stay-at-home mum for 10 years while having a part time job working for Just Water. I love the new experiences of working in administration at Hearing Technology, greeting the clients and seeing how happy they are when they can hear again. I also love that Hearing Technology Ltd is NZ owned and is a great company to work for.

Hearing Technology Team

Dee Henare

Office Administrator | Hillmorton, Christchurch

I started working at Hearing Technology Ltd at the end of 2015. Previously I worked for 13 years in the medical field as an administrator and practice manager, then moving into Audiology for three years as a customer care co-ordinator before working at Hearing Technology. I always love watching the clients face when they get fitted with their first pair of hearing aids. Sometimes it is a look of shock that they have been missing out on so many sounds for so long. Helping people has always been a passion of mine. Audiology is fascinating, and an industry I am thrilled to be working in.

MANZAI | Dip. Aud​

Bryan Dew

NZAS Audiometrist | Timaru

I have been working for Hearing Technology Ltd for 16 years. During the first two to three years I worked as a repair technician before becoming an Audiometrist. I passed the NZAS OSCE exam in 2016 which enabled me to become an Audiometrist member of the New Zealand Audiological Society. I also hold a Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation and received this in June 2013. As well as hearing checks I am also trained to perform Ear Wax Removal by microsuction. I am especially interested in the advancement of hearing aid technology, eg wireless, connectivity to other devices etc.

One of the highlights of my career is moving to Timaru to help raise the profile of our clinic. Having hearing loss myself and wearing hearing aids I can understand the benefits and limitations these devices can have. We don’t always get the WOW factor but when you help someone with their hearing and you see them tear up, that’s an awesome feeling of giving someone their hearing back. Hearing Technology provides a working environment where you want to come to work. Hearing aids aren’t a sign of being disabled, they are a sign that you want to be included in conversation and continue to have a stimulating lifestyle.

Hearing Technology Team
Hearing Technology Team

Fran Morris

Office Administrator | Whangarei

I have worked for Hearing Technology Ltd for over three years having previously been a Karitane Nurse.  My role is to meet and greet Clients when they arrive and to make them feel welcome.  I value the contact with our Clients – they become “friends”.  Having hearing aids myself, I can understand how people feel about their hearing loss.

Hearing Technology Team

BAppMgt​

Jo Ellis

Operations Manager | Christchurch

  

Having come from an administration/accounts background, I joined Hearing Technology in 2003 and have enjoyed being a part of the company as it has grown over this time. Hearing Technology has such a strong family culture which we work hard to maintain whilst still trying to provide a professional service. 

I love that my role as Operations Manager sees me involved in most aspects of the business, and this gives me an opportunity to touch base with every team member on a daily or weekly basis, gaining an overall insight into what is happening throughout the company.  I especially love to hear about clients who we have been able to help improve their quality of life – it’s so rewarding and lets me know that we are all doing something worthwhile.

The Hearing Technology Team

Hearing Technology Whangarei Katrin
Hearing Technology Team

Dulan 
Rajamanthri

 

NZAS Audiologist | Auckland

My origins are Sri Lankan but I was born and raised in Italy, and I can speak three languages. I started working as an Audiologist at Hearing Technology at the end of 2016 after moving from London. I completed my Masters in Audiological Science at the University College of London and worked for a year as a registered Audiologist for the National Health Service.  

Having worked in a University Hospital linked with the ENT department, I have been involved in a wide range of specialist Audiological and Balance services. This focus has given me experience in working with both children and adults with complex hearing and communicative disorders. 

I truly enjoy working as an Audiologist as I feel that helping individuals to overcome the challenges of hearing loss and reach their goals is incredibly rewarding. Hearing loss affects everyone in different ways but it certainly has an impact on everyday life. It is therefore important to understand each individual’s needs and lifestyle to guide on the best solution which is what we do best at Hearing Technology. 

B.Sc (Psyc), MAud (Dist),
CCC, MNAZS

Katrin Wendel-Hobson

 

 

MNZAS Audiologist

Clinical Manager | Various


Clinic Locations

I have been in the Audiology industry for 16 years now.  I have been with Hearing Technology since I moved to NZ which is now 10 years ago.

I originally gained my qualification in Germany and worked there for 5 years before moving to NZ.  After I moved to New Zealand I gained my NZ Audiology qualification at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.

Tinnitus treatment is one area that I particularly find interesting and specialise in. I originally trained in a clinic that specialised in tinnitus treatment. This is where I first found my passion for Audiology and Tinnitus treatment and have enjoyed working in this area ever since.

Being able to move into a support and training position has been the highlight of my career so far. I feel privileged being able to provide support and training to other clinicians and colleagues using what I have learned in the past 16 years.

I love my job. Being able to help individuals and their families to overcome the effect/consequences of hearing loss is the most rewarding thing. Hearing Technology is truly a family business. I feel as if I am part of this family and a valued team member. Whatever is important to me is important to them.

For those of you experiencing hearing loss - don’t wait until it is too late. You do not know what you are missing out on until you wear hearing aids!

Hearing Technology Team

Brad Pope

MNZAS Audiologist | Christchurch

 

I have been working as a clinical audiologist for the past 13 years. Initially spending my first 3 years employed as a Clinical Educator at the University of Canterbury Department of Communication Disorders, before focusing exclusively on Adult Aural rehabilitation working in private practice. 

During my academic years I received a number of scholarships which allowed me to contribute towards supporting the Newborn Hearing screening practices now utilised throughout New Zealand.

Each and every individual deserves equally the best service. The change in their outlook on life and the happiness they reflect in, being able to participate more in conversation and lessen the struggle of daily communication is truly rewarding. For those with a hearing loss, the very first step in exploring the possibilities of improved life is to pick up the phone or walk into the clinic and book a FREE hearing check. When you are ready we are here to help.

MAud |CCC |MNZAS Speech Language Therapist BSLT

Anne Gamble

Office Administrator | Shirley, Christchurch

 I have been working at Hearing Technology since the beginning of 2016. Previously I worked in the areas of Energy, Retail and Information management.

Hearing Technology has such a strong family culture. We all look after and look out for each other, and that's why I love working here. I also like knowing I have taken part in someone getting quality of life back through hearing.

Everyone is enthusiastic about the job they do, and it really comes through. There's a fantastic atmosphere here.

Deborah Moore

Office Administrator | Howick, Auckland

I started work with Hearing Technology Ltd at the end of 2015.  Before that I predominantly worked in the legal industry before deciding to move into a more customer-focussed role here. I enjoy the opportunities to meet and interact with clients and ultimately help them with their hearing needs.

Hearing Technology Team

M.A.N.Z.A | Dip. Aud

Tanja Auerhammer

NZAS Audiometrist | Nelson

I've been working in the hearing industry since 1990 and started with Hearing Technology Ltd in 2010 in Christchurch. Since early 2016 I've worked in the newly established Nelson Clinic. Moving to New Zealand in 2010 to work for Hearing Technology Ltd has been the highlight of my career to live and work in New Zealand.

I qualified as an Audiometrist (Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation) with TAFE in New South Wales in 2013. I am an Audiometerist member of New Zealand Audiological Society. As well as hearing tests I am trained to perform ear wax removal by microsuction.

I want to provide the best service I can to help people hear better and therefore giving them back life. I love being part of the Hearing Technology family and feel valued as an employee. To those with hearing loss, I would say giving the wrong answers or not answering at all is more likely to appear old, weird or arrogant. Good hearing is essential for a good quality of life. People need to communicate to be happy!

Hearing Technology Team

 Dip. Aud

Martin Robertson

NZAS Audiometrist | Christchurch

I have been working in the Audiology Industry with Hearing Technology Ltd for six years now. I started as a Workplace Health Assessor and from there went on to study to become an Audiometrist. I completed my studies via correspondence, block courses and on-site supervision through TAFE in Sydney.

Passing the NZAS OSCE exam was a major highlight in my career which enabled me to become an Audiometrist member of the New Zealand Audiological Society. As well as hearing checks I am also trained to perform Ear Wax Removal by microsuction.

I love my job because everyday I am able to help people. It’s an awesome feeling when we have fitted somebody with hearing devices and they come back and tell us how much their life has been changed since regaining their hearing. It is cool being part of a tight-knit family business, everyone values and appreciates one another and it makes for a great working environment. To someone who hasn’t done anything about their hearing loss then I would say they don’t know what they are missing out on. We often like to say that a hearing loss is often more noticeable than hearing devices can be.

Hearing Technology Team
Hearing Technology Team

Anne Gamble

Office Coordinator | Shirley, Christchurch

 I have been working at Hearing Technology since the beginning of 2016. Previously I worked in the areas of Energy, Retail and Information management.

Hearing Technology has such a strong family culture. We all look after and look out for each other, and that's why I love working here. I also like knowing I have taken part in someone getting quality of life back through hearing.

Everyone is enthusiastic about the job they do, and it really comes through. There's a fantastic atmosphere here.

Fran Morris

Office Administrator

Whangarei

I have worked for Hearing Technology Ltd for over three years having previously been a Karitane Nurse.  My role is to meet and greet Clients when they arrive and to make them feel welcome.  I value the contact with our Clients – they become “friends”.  Having hearing aids myself, I can understand how people feel about their hearing loss.

Hearing Technology Team

B.Sc (Psyc), MAud (Dist), CCC, MNZAS

Katrin Wendel-Hobson

MNZAS Audiologist | Clinical Manager | Various Clinic Locations

I have been in the Audiology industry for 16 years now.  I have been with Hearing Technology since I moved to NZ which is now 10 years ago.

I originally gained my qualification in Germany and worked there for 5 years before moving to NZ.  After I moved to New Zealand I gained my NZ Audiology qualification at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.

Tinnitus treatment is one area that I particularly find interesting and specialise in. I originally trained in a clinic that specialised in tinnitus treatment. This is where I first found my passion for Audiology and Tinnitus treatment and have enjoyed working in this area ever since.

Being able to move into a support and training position has been the highlight of my career so far. I feel privileged being able to provide support and training to other clinicians and colleagues using what I have learned in the past 16 years.

I love my job. Being able to help individuals and their families to overcome the effect/consequences of hearing loss is the most rewarding thing. Hearing Technology is truly a family business. I feel as if I am part of this family and a valued team member. Whatever is important to me is important to them.

For those of you experiencing hearing loss - don’t wait until it is too late. You do not know what you are missing out on until you wear hearing aids!

Hearing Technology Team

Jo Ellis

 

Operations Manager

Christchurch

  

Having come from an administration/accounts background, I joined Hearing Technology in 2003 and have enjoyed being a part of the company as it has grown over this time. Hearing Technology has such a strong family culture which we work hard to maintain whilst still trying to provide a professional service. 

I love that my role as Operations Manager sees me involved in most aspects of the business, and this gives me an opportunity to touch base with every team member on a daily or weekly basis, gaining an overall insight into what is happening throughout the company. I especially love to hear about clients who we have been able to help improve their quality of life – it’s so rewarding and lets me know that we are all doing something worthwhile.

BAppMgt​

Brad Pope

 

 

MNZAS  Audiologist

Christchurch

 

I have been working as a clinical audiologist for the past 13 years. Initially spending my first 3 years employed as a Clinical Educator at the University of Canterbury Department of Communication Disorders, before focusing exclusively on Adult Aural rehabilitation working in private practice. 

During my academic years I received a number of scholarships which allowed me to contribute towards supporting the Newborn Hearing screening practices now utilised throughout New Zealand.

Each and every individual deserves equally the best service. The change in their outlook on life and the happiness they reflect in, being able to participate more in conversation and lessen the struggle of daily communication is truly rewarding. For those with a hearing loss, the very first step in exploring the possibilities of improved life is to pick up the phone or walk into the clinic and book a FREE hearing check. When you are ready we are here to help.

MAud |CCC |MNZAS Speech Language Therapist BSLT

Hearing Technology Team
Hearing Technology Team

Deborah Moore

Office Administrator

Howick, Auckland

I started work with Hearing Technology Ltd at the end of 2015.  Before that I predominantly worked in the legal industry before deciding to move into a more customer-focussed role here. I enjoy the opportunities to meet and interact with clients and ultimately help them with their hearing needs.

Hearing Technology Team

Tanja Auerhammer

 

NZAS Audiometrist

Nelson

I've been working in the hearing industry since 1990 and started with Hearing Technology Ltd in 2010 in Christchurch. Since early 2016 I've worked in the newly established Nelson Clinic. Moving to New Zealand in 2010 to work for Hearing Technology Ltd has been the highlight of my career to live and work in New Zealand.

I qualified as an Audiometrist (Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation) with TAFE in New South Wales in 2013. I am an Audiometerist member of New Zealand Audiological Society. As well as hearing tests I am trained to perform Ear wax removal by microsuction.

I want to provide the best service I can to help people hear better and therefore giving them back life. I love being part of the Hearing Technology family and feel valued as an employee. To those with hearing loss, I would say giving the wrong answers or not answering at all is more likely to appear old, weird or arrogant. Good hearing is essential for a good quality of life. People need to communicate to be happy!

M.A.N.Z.A | Dip. Aud

Martin Robertson

 

NZAS Audiometrist

Christchurch

I have been working in the Audiology Industry with Hearing Technology Ltd for six years now. I started as a Workplace Health Assessor and from there went on to study to become an Audiometrist. I completed my studies via correspondence, block courses and on-site supervision through TAFE in Sydney.

Passing the NZAS OSCE exam was a major highlight in my career which enabled me to become an Audiometrist member of the New Zealand Audiological Society. As well as hearing checks I am also trained to perform Ear Wax Removal by microsuction.

I love my job because everyday I am able to help people. It’s an awesome feeling when we have fitted somebody with hearing devices and they come back and tell us how much their life has been changed since regaining their hearing. It is cool being part of a tight-knit family business, everyone values and appreciates one another and it makes for a great working environment. To someone who hasn’t done anything about their hearing loss then I would say they don’t know what they are missing out on. We often like to say that a hearing loss is often more noticeable than hearing devices can be.

Hearing Technology Team

 Dip. Aud

Hearing Technology Team

Bryan Dew

 

NZAS Audiometrist

Timaru

I have been working for Hearing Technology Ltd for 16 years. During the first two to three years I worked as a repair technician before becoming an Audiometrist. I passed the NZAS OSCE exam in 2016 which enabled me to become an Audiometrist member of the New Zealand Audiological Society. I also hold a Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation and received this in June 2013. As well as hearing checks I am also trained to perform Ear Wax Removal by microsuction. I am especially interested in the advancement of hearing aid technology, eg wireless, connectivity to other devices etc.

One of the highlights of my career is moving to Timaru to help raise the profile of our clinic. Having hearing loss myself and wearing hearing aids I can understand the benefits and limitations these devices can have. We don’t always get the WOW factor but when you help someone with their hearing and you see them tear up, that’s an awesome feeling of giving someone their hearing back. Hearing Technology provides a working environment where you want to come to work. Hearing aids aren’t a sign of being disabled, they are a sign that you want to be included in conversation and continue to have a stimulating lifestyle.

MANZAI | Dip. Aud​

Hearing Technology Team

Anne Gamble

Office Coordinator

Shirley, Christchurch

 I have been working at Hearing Technology since the beginning of 2016. Previously I worked in the areas of Energy, Retail and Information management.

Hearing Technology has such a strong family culture. We all look after and look out for each other, and that's why I love working here. I also like knowing I have taken part in someone getting quality of life back through hearing.

Everyone is enthusiastic about the job they do, and it really comes through. There's a fantastic atmosphere here.

Hearing Technology Team

Dulan Rajamanthri

NZAS Audiologist | Auckland

My origins are Sri Lankan but I was born and raised in Italy, and I can speak three languages. I started working as an Audiologist at Hearing Technology at the end of 2016 after moving from London. I completed my Masters in Audiological Science at the University College of London and worked for a year as a registered Audiologist for the National Health Service.  

Having worked in a University Hospital linked with the ENT department, I have been involved in a wide range of specialist Audiological and Balance services. This focus has given me experience in working with both children and adults with complex hearing and communicative disorders. 

I truly enjoy working as an Audiologist as I feel that helping individuals to overcome the challenges of hearing loss and reach their goals is incredibly rewarding. Hearing loss affects everyone in different ways but it certainly has an impact on everyday life. It is therefore important to understand each individual’s needs and lifestyle to guide on the best solution which is what we do best at Hearing Technology. 

 

MAud

Kay Austin

Office Administrator

Timaru

I started working with Hearing Technology Ltd towards the end of 2016. My previous roles have been with St John Ambulance WA as Exec Officer admin role, Chiropractic receptionist/nurse and within the hospitality field to name a few. I enjoy meeting new clients and be able to educate them on hearing loss and to give them first class, quality service. When I did my research before applying for this position, Hearing Technology appeared to me to be a place that I could contribute the experience I have and also the opportunity to be part of a team of people who have the same or similar ideals as I have in wanting to give the best service to our clients.

Hearing Technology Team

Dee Henare

Office Administrator

Hillmorton, Christchurch

I started working at Hearing Technology Ltd at the end of 2015. Previously I worked for 13 years in the medical field as an administrator and practice manager, then moving into Audiology for three years as a customer care co-ordinator before working at Hearing Technology. I always love watching the clients face when they get fitted with their first pair of hearing aids. Sometimes it is a look of shock that they have been missing out on so many sounds for so long. Helping people has always been a passion of mine. Audiology is fascinating, and an industry I am thrilled to be working in.

Hearing Technology Team

Nicky Berry

Office Coordinator | Nelson

  

With a passion for Customer Service working for Hearing Technology as an Administrator for the past four years has provided some fantastic customer satisfaction moments. It’s a privilege to share the experience alongside our clients and their families from realising they need hearing devices through to witnessing them regain confidence and enjoying quality family and social time. Providing a friendly and welcoming environment for our clients to feel at ease, it doesn’t take long to establish a rapport with our clients. This sees them return not only to see their Clinician but the Administrators for advice on hearing aid battery sizes and minor repairs. The type of variety and knowledge required to work in the Administrator role is what keeps you engaged in your work and interested in the people.

Nicky Berry

Office Coordinator

Nelson

  

With a passion for Customer Service working for Hearing Technology as an Administrator for the past four years has provided some fantastic customer satisfaction moments. It’s a privilege to share the experience alongside our clients and their families from realising they need hearing devices through to witnessing them regain confidence and enjoying quality family and social time. Providing a friendly and welcoming environment for our clients to feel at ease, it doesn’t take long to establish a rapport with our clients. This sees them return not only to see their Clinician but the Administrators for advice on hearing aid battery sizes and minor repairs. The type of variety and knowledge required to work in the Administrator role is what keeps you engaged in your work and interested in the people.

Hearing Technology Team
Hearing Technology Team

Jane Burtenshaw

Office Administrator |

Shirley, Christchurch

I have been working for Hearing Technology Ltd since early 2016. For the first 9 years of my working career I was a Sales Consultant, then a stay-at-home mum for 10 years while having a part time job working for Just Water. I love the new experiences of working in administration at Hearing Technology, greeting the clients and seeing how happy they are when they can hear again. I also love that Hearing Technology Ltd is NZ owned and is a great company to work for.

Bradi Downes

 

NZAS Audiologist | Auckland

 

I started working as an Audiologist at Hearing Technology Ltd at the beginning of 2016, having finished my Master of Audiology at the University of Canterbury in February 2016.

Every client is an individual with diverse needs and must be treated as one! Hearing health affects so much of an individual’s life, both socially and mentally; it is important to have a holistic model of practice in order to do my job well. 

Hearing aids are very discreet these days, and some hearing devices are essentially invisible inside your ear canal. Many of my clients are initially concerned about cosmetics of the hearing aids, but after they have experienced life with them, many clients report that the embarrassment of missing conversation and asking for repetitions constantly is far worse than the stigma of having the devices.

MAud | B.Sc

Hearing Technology Team

Bradi Downes

NZAS Audiologist | Auckland

 

I started working as an Audiologist at Hearing Technology Ltd at the beginning of 2016, having finished my Master of Audiology at the University of Canterbury in February 2016.

Every client is an individual with diverse needs and must be treated as one! Hearing health affects so much of an individual’s life, both socially and mentally; it is important to have a holistic model of practice in order to do my job well. 

Hearing aids are very discreet these days, and some hearing devices are essentially invisible inside your ear canal. Many of my clients are initially concerned about cosmetics of the hearing aids, but after they have experienced life with them, many clients report that the embarrassment of missing conversation and asking for repetitions constantly is far worse than the stigma of having the devices.

Hearing Technology Whangarei Katrin

 Dip. Aud

John Robertson 

Managing Director

I first started working in the field of Audiology in 1989 when in many ways, the profession of Audiology was still in its infancy and before many of the breakthroughs in technology were still to be developed and discovered.  In 1991 I left the comfort of a salary and Hearing Technology was born.  I have always had an interest in cutting edge technology (hence the company name) and finding new ways to provide the latest solutions to our clients.

Over the years, we have grown our business to cover a large part of the country and unlike many others have retained our independence and local ownership.  This is a real asset for our clients, making sure we always have the latest solution from the widest selection possible.

Personally, I love developing teams of highly skilled professionals who spend their working hours changing the lives of our clients – it’s a very rewarding position.  With all of the connections we have from around the globe we truly have the very latest that technology has to offer at this time.

I am currently the President of the Association of New Zealand Audiology Inc (ANZAI) and also a Director of the New Zealand Hearing Industry Association.

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