Senior Audiologist, Director, Audiology South (formerly of Bay Audiology)
In 2014, Simon Melville joined the Audiology South team as a senior audiologist. The Invercargill, Queenstown, Te Anau and Winton branches of Audiology South all benefit from his extensive knowledge base. Originally trained in Auckland, Simon ran Bay Audiology Queenstown & South Island-wide before entering senior management for the Bay Audiology group, helping expand the proven formula into Australia and Asia. He then joined Audiology South’s founder and former Audiology school classmate, Gordon Mather, at Audiology South. As a senior audiologist, Simon continued to build on the skillset he developed at Bay Audiology. Queenstown and Invercargill patients alike benefit from his involvement in hearing health, 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.
4 reasons to choose Audiology South
Owned and operated by local Audiologists, clinicians have access to a full range of hearing aids and freedom to choose the solution best suited to your needs.
Local and personal service
We’re not a large corporate. You will only talk to people who work in our clinics. Our staff take pride in going the extra mile to help our clients.
Experienced hearing experts
Our clinicians are very experienced and well respected within their profession. Their backgrounds include working within Bay Audiology, Triton Hearing, and in DHBs. Most importantly they care and they listen.
Full range of hearing services
From hearing and tinnitus assessments to hearing aids, repairs and batteries, and custom hearing protection, we provide advice and information on all hearing related issues.
Hearing loss can have many causes but one thing we know is that it’s extremely common. A 2016 report estimated around 880,000 New Zealanders, or 19% of the population, live with some degree of hearing loss.
Can include a basic hearing check or a full diagnostic hearing assessment to ascertain the degree and nature of a hearing loss. A full hearing assessment will help differentiate between hearing loss that is permanent and loss that is treatable.
Audiology South supplies and fits all leading hearing aid brands including GN ReSound, Phonak, Siemens, and Oticon. There are many different types and styles and our Audiologists will help you select the one best for you.
Tinnitus, from the Latin verb “to jingle” is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external sound is present. In about 80-85% of cases, tinnitus is associated with an underlying hearing loss.