About Blamey Saunders hears

Blamey Saunders hears sees things differently

Hearing scientists Peter Blamey and Elaine Saunders saw that the hearing aid delivery model wasn’t working. So, they decided to do something about it. Blamey Saunders Hears began in 2008 with a simple premise: everyone should be able to get easy access to the highest quality audiological care and hearing technology. This innovative approach has led to multiple awards and international recognition.

 

Growing from two founders to a team of over 30, we’ve built a system that places Australians at the centre of their own hearing health. From the scientifically qualified self-assesing speech perception test, to pioneering remote audiological care (we call it Tele-audiology), everyone can choose their journey to hearing help – regardless of their location. And because we’re partnered with Sonova, you have access to the world’s leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions.

 

We believe 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 and hearing aids should always be within easy reach.

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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