About Blamey Saunders hears
Accessible hearing care for even more Australians
Peter Blamey and Elaine Saunders were pioneers at heart. Together in Melbourne, they forged new technology combined with a new clinical model designed to work in partnership with clients. From the scientifically qualified self-assessing speech perception test, to pioneering remote audiological care (we call it Tele-audiology), everyone can choose their journey to better hearing health – regardless of their location.
Now in 2021, Blamey Saunders hears is aspiring to a new level of partnership.
By joining forces and blending with our sister company Connect Hearing we can truly deliver on our promise of giving everyone easy access to the highest quality audiological care and hearing technology.
The national network and commitment to excellence of Connect Hearing gives us the opportunity to reach so many more Australians. We will bring our pioneering spirit, history of innovation and smarts. Michelle Lawson, who has led Blamey Saunders since 2017 continues to forge this joint direction, ensuring we can be where our clients want us to be.
We’ve always believed accessibility is key – from how you get care and advice through to buying hearing aids and making ongoing adjustments – over the phone, online or in person, whatever works best for you. The best audiological care, hearing aids and now hearing protection should always be within easy reach. And now as part of Connect Hearing, we will continue to grow and stand by this purpose.
A message from our Managing Director, Michelle Lawson.
Michelle has spent the past 20 years leading transformational business teams in pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and audiology across Australian and New Zealand.
In 2018 she was appointed CEO of Blamey Saunders hears, dedicating herself to empowering Australians to get the best hearing outcomes on their terms.
Michelle believes improving client access and delivery is key to the future of hearing health.
“Evolving the hearing health sector is my passion, and I want to ensure Australians are offered an integrated and approachable service that puts the power back in their hands”.
Michelle draws on her leadership experience in service culture, people management and patient empowerment to foster innovation and positive change in hearing health.
“I hold the client journey close to my heart and I am on a mission to ensure clients are empowered with knowledge, equipped with new technologies and have the confidence to take ownership of their future.”
Our qualified hearing professionals are trained to assess your hearing health needs.
Head of Clinical Operations
Dr Ryan O'Clair
From explaining hearing test results over the phone to adjusting hearing aid settings over the internet, this Melbourne-based team looks after thousands of clients Australia-wide, using telehealth technology.
Head of Teleaudiology and Logistics
Teleaudiology Team Lead
Dr Sophie Brice
Clinic Coordinator Melbourne
Thien An Han
Clinic Coordinator Sydney
Clinic Coordinator Brisbane
Elaine and Peter meet
Bionics institute Melbourne
Dynamic hearing is born
Peter and Elaine start dynamic hearing and develop digital processing algorithms for hearing aids
Australia Hears begins
Pioneering tele-audiology & online hearing aids sales from Peter’s apartment!
A partnership is founded
Elaine joins Peter and a year later open their first Blamey Saunders Hears clinic in East Melbourne
A world first for hearing tests
After years in development, they launch the online Speech Perception Test
Recognition and a new location
Lots to celebrate – a new Sydney clinic and winner of Good Design Award for social impact
More awards and further north
National Winner at the iAwards and a brand-new clinic in Brisbane
Three years after becoming a 21% shareholder, international hearing aid manufacturer Sonova, becomes a 100% shareholder
Our partnership with Recycled Sound
Recycled Sound (run by the Rotary Club of Toorak, Victoria) is a life-changing initiative co-founded by Dr Elaine Saunders (also our founder at Blamey Saunders Hears). Our clinicians volunteer to fit your donated hearing aids on people who are financially disadvantaged and ineligible for Government funding. This partnership is something we are extremely proud of, and without you couldn’t happen – SO THANK YOU!