Meet your Audiologists in Dunedin, Mosgiel, Invercargill and Queenstown
At Audiology South, rest assured you’ll be in safe hands! Simon Melville, Anthony Rowcroft, Deborah Beck, Bryan Forde, Hannah Teviotdale and Anne McElwain offer a combined involvement in hearing healthcare of more than half a century!
Audiologist Invercargill and Queenstown: Simon Melville, Senior Audiologist/Director (B.Sc, M.Aud (Hons), MBA, MNZAS, CCC)
Simon Melville, joined the Audiology South team in 2014 as a senior audiologist. Invercargill, Queenstown and Te Anau branches of Audiology South benefit from his extensive knowledge base. Originally trained in Auckland, Simon ran Bay Audiology in the South Island before entering senior management for the Bay Audiology group, helping expand the proven formula into Australia and Asia. He joined Gordon Mather a former Audiology school classmate and Audiology South’s founder as a Senior Audiologist. Queenstown and Invercargill patients alike benefit from his experience both in NZ and abroad in the UK and Europe. Simon has developed in-depth knowledge in diagnosing and helping to manage hearing loss and tinnitus. He also has expertise in Cochlear Implantation.
Audiologist Dunedin: Anthony Rowcroft, Senior Audiologist/Director (B.Com, B.A (Hons), M.Aud (Hons), MNZAS, CCC)
Anthony has followed his father and grandfather into Audiology. He previously owned and worked in Dunedin Hearing Clinic, the family business that was established in 1960. After working with Simon Melville at Bay Audiology the two have now combined their skills and experience within the only locally owned and independent Audiology practice in the South. Anthony has been a full member of the New Zealand Audiological Society since 1999 and previously served on several committees within NZAS. As a senior audiologist, Dunedin based Anthony brings a broad knowledge base across all aspects of hearing and hearing aid technology with a particular interest in tinnitus management.
Audiologist Dunedin: Anne McElwain, Senior Audiologist (M.B.A, M.Sc (Audiology & Speech Science), MNZAS, CCC)
Anne has recently joined Audiology South as a Senior Audiologist in the Dunedin clinic. After working with Triton Hearing for the last few years, she is super excited to be back with a locally owned and independent practice. Having grown up in Central Otago, Anne completed a B.A. degree in Psychology from Massey University before starting as a Trainee Audiologist at Dunedin Hospital in 1980. She subsequently gained a Masters degree in Audiology and Speech Science from Purdue University (USA) in 1983. Anne is also a supervisor/ examiner for the NZ Audiological Society.
Anne has worked in many locations around NZ, from Invercargill to Auckland and in between, and has experience working in public hospitals as well as private clinics. She also worked in Bangkok, Thailand for three years and gained experience with cochlear implants during that time. Anne is now well settled on a small lifestyle block in North Taieri!
Ear Nurse Dunedin: Mairead Fox,
On Mondays and Thursdays, Mairead Fox works at Audiology South Dunedin’s hearing clinic as our dedicated Ear Nurse. She provides ear wax removal, hearing aid support, and advice on ear hygiene. She grew up in South Canterbury and has been in Dunedin since 2008. She also works for a local GP clinic as a practice nurse. ‘I love to help people, so ear suctioning is very rewarding because it provides instant relief to a problem,’ she says. If you’re concerned about blocked ears or excessive earwax, call our Dunedin clinic and request an appointment with Mairead.
Brenda Stuart is the Office Manager in Dunedin and helped Anthony establish the clinic in September 2016. Brenda, our “go-to-girl” offers a wealth of experience in the hearing sector having previously worked at Triton Hearing. Brenda is supported by the lovely Paula Duncan who has recently joined the team in a part-time capacity, coming from Hearing Support Otago.
Our front line team are well-versed in hearing aid repairs- you have a problem…we’ll have it fixed in a jiffy! We can put you in touch with your local Audiologist: Queenstown, Invercargill or Dunedin.
Catherine Peters and Kay Hughes provide great all-round administrative support and are responsible for the organisation of our ENT clinics.
Audiologist Invercargill: Bryan Forde, Senior Audiologist (B.Sc, B. Theol, Dip Grad SC, M. Aud, MNZAS)
Bryan has many Audiology skills in diagnostic and hearing aid fitting having worked in both public and private settings around NZ. You’ll find Bryan in our Invercargill practice on Thursdays and Fridays. Like Simon, Bryan is a full member of the NZ Audiological Society and is able to offer the widest range of services available, including assistance with funding from all regular third party funders: ACC, Accessable NZ, Veterans Affair and WINZ.
Audiologist Mosgiel: Hannah Teviotdale, Senior Audiologist
Experienced local Audiologist Hannah Teviotdale has joined the Audiology South team and is now managing the Mosgiel clinic. Originally from Christchurch, Hannah completed her Master’s degree in Audiology in 2007. She initially worked in Auckland in both paediatric and adult audiology clinics before heading overseas. In London, Hannah worked for two years with Harley Street Hearing, a private clinic specialising in adult hearing assessment and hearing aids, musicians hearing services and balance and dizziness assessments. In 2012 Hannah and her partner moved back to Dunedin and they now live in Mosgiel with their two boys. Hannah is a full member of the New Zealand Audiological Society and has particular interest in both hearing aid technology and tinnitus management.
Audiometrist Invercargill: Deborah Beck,
Deborah has loads of experience to hand with years of work at Invercargill’s Public hospital Audiology Department. Deb brings a passion and drive to get the best result for each and every client she sees. With all this experience nothing too tricky for Deb!
Heading up our Invercargill Clinic's administration team is our office manager, Kate Cunninghame she is the epitome of efficiency and has a great understanding of hearing loss and hearing instruments
In our Queenstown Clinic our Client Care Manager is our very own British import, Alison Hanrahan. She has resided in Queenstown for the past 9 years and will be able to assist you with any of your hearing/hearing aid needs.
Mosgiel local Julie Hamlin is our Office Manager in Mosgiel. As Julie has previously worked for Bay Audiology she has a vast understanding of the hearing sector and is a whizz at over the counter repairs!