My passion is to help people with any concerns they have about their hearing – from hearing impairment to hearing loss prevention. My mission is to provide the highest levels of hearing health care, protection, diagnosis, intervention and rehabilitation for adults and children with different hearing loss and needs.
I completed my degree in Audiology and Speech and Language Therapy in Brazil in 2002 before moving to the U.K., where I spent four years of my career. While in London, I worked at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square. Since moving to New Zealand in 2005 to follow my kiwi partner I have been practicing a variety of general adult and paediatric audiology. With 5 years at Starship Children’s Hospital and 6 years with Bay Audiology, I have extensive experience with a wide variety of patients – from very young babies to people over 100 years old!
Most recently, I completed a 1 year contract at Phonak, one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers, which was a great knowledge boost for my understanding of how hearing aids operate technically and how to provide optimum after sales support and service.
I am also a director and co-founder of the New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre. Each year I attend hearing conferences in NZ, Australia, and around the world to keep up to date with the latest best practices.
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