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.

Our team

Michelle Lawson

Managing Director

 
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.”

Clinicians

Clinicians

Our qualified hearing professionals are trained to assess your hearing health needs.

Sally Woods

Head of Clinical Operations

Daniel Pistritto

Audiometrist

Dr Ryan O'Clair

Audiologist

Chamini Sedara

Audiometrist

Teleaudiology team

Teleaudiology Team

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.

Theo Saunders

Head of Teleaudiology and Logistics

Eliza Lam

Teleaudiology Team Lead

Susan Barclay

Audiometrist

Dr Sophie Brice

Teleaudiology Support

Alysia Wang

Teleaudiology Support​

Michael Webb

Teleaudiology Support

Nadia Nelson

Teleaudiology Support

Clinic Coordinators

Clinic Coordinators

Lucy Edmonds

Clinic Coordinator Melbourne

Thien An Han

Clinic Coordinator Sydney

Jenna Weston

Clinic Coordinator Brisbane

Our History

1995

Elaine and Peter meet

Bionics institute Melbourne

1995

2000

Dynamic hearing is born

Peter and Elaine start dynamic hearing and develop digital processing algorithms for hearing aids

2000

2006

Australia Hears begins

Pioneering tele-audiology & online hearing aids sales from Peter’s apartment!

2006

2011

A partnership is founded

Elaine joins Peter and a year later open their first Blamey Saunders Hears clinic in East Melbourne

2011

2013

A world first for hearing tests

After years in development, they launch the online Speech Perception Test

2013

2015

Recognition and a new location

Lots to celebrate – a new Sydney clinic and winner of Good Design Award for social impact

2015

2017

More awards and further north

National Winner at the iAwards and a brand-new clinic in Brisbane

2017

2019

Global expansion

Three years after becoming a 21% shareholder, international hearing aid manufacturer Sonova, becomes a 100% shareholder

2019

Social responsibility

http://www.recycledsound.org.au

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!

Awards

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