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Family Hearing Centre - A New Beginning

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

On 3rd April 2023, Family Hearing Centre finally opened its doors, formerlly known as Oak Hearing, founded by Chatu Nelumdeniya.


Ever since the departure of Chatu from her previous role, Leanne Ma, co-founder of Family Hearing Centre, felt work wasn't the same without Chatu. During a small catchup, small talk turned into a plan for two young women with big dreams and ambition to start their own clinic, and here we are today.


Chatu and Leanne have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of patients, understanding that each patient's hearing journey is different. They provide a gentle and personalized approach to all their patients. They are experienced audiologists, trained to use different techniques and strive to create a comfortable experience for their patients. With a more focused approach on paediatric care in the hearing health sector, these two young women were determined to find a space in a central location, to cater for adults and children from all suburbs. New equipment has been acquired and a brand new hearing booth from Australia will help with diagnosing hearing, along with our commitment in providing exceptional care for the all members of our community.


Our clinic provides a welcoming space, vibrant and child-friendly, while offering a comprehensive range of services tailored for your hearing health, including diagnostic hearing tests, programming and fitting hearing aids, tinnitus management, visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), auditory processing disorder (APD), micro suctioning ear wax removal, middle and inner ear assessments, high frequency audiometry, and custom earplug impressions. We believe that creating a positive and relaxed atmosphere contributes to a successful audiological experience, that's why we have created an environment that encourages you and your family to feel at ease during your appointments. We aim to make each visit an enjoyable and stress-free experience for all.


We strongly believe in the power of collaboration between healthcare professionals, families, and educators to support the well-being of your hearing challenges. Our clinic promotes a collaborative approach by working closely with ear, nose and throat specialists, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, and schools to ensure comprehensive care and seamless support for you and our young patients.


With the expansion of our clinic and the addition of state-of-the-art equipment, we are excited to provide an exceptional audiological experience for you and your family. We also work with Southern Cross Health Insurance, Accidental Compensation Corporation (ACC), nib Health Insurance, and Veterans' Affairs New Zealand - enquire with us today to see if you are covered.


Visit our clinic today and embark on a journey towards optimal hearing health for you and your family. Contact us at 09 217 6944 or visit our website www.familyhearing.co.nz to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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