Audiology Australia

AudA Accredited Audiologist, Jane MacDonald Talks Hearing Awareness

This World Hearing Day (WHD) 2024 and Hearing Awareness Week, we spoke to CEO of the Hearing Business Alliance and Chair of the Hearing Health Sector Alliance, Jane McDonald on the importance of hearing healthcare as a global health issue, barriers to accessing...

Ten Years On: How Two Australians Kickstarted Malawi’s First Hearing Training Centre

In October 2023, Malawi’s first audiology training centre – the African Bible Colleges Hearing Clinic and Training Centre – celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Developed by two Audiology Australia (AudA) Accredited Audiologists, the centre has been instrumental in...

Founding Father of Audiology Australia Celebrates 90th Birthday

By Marshall Smither and Susan Forster One of the founding parents of our profession in Australia, Dr Laurence ‘Laurie’ John Upfold, celebrated his 90th birthday on 5th February 2024.   Happy Birthday Laurie!  Dr Laurence J Upfold is highly respected as a...

My Journey into Audiology

By Rebecca Allnutt, NT Dept. of Health, NT Hearing Services Rebecca Allnutt and painter Margie Lankin. I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which I reside today, the Arrente people, and pay my respect to elders past and present,...

“Waiting over 5 years for testing”: audiologist assists under-resourced communities in Nauru

Like so many of her fellow Australian healthcare workers, Jessica-Lee Miettinen has always known she wanted to use her expertise to help communities in need. In July, the Audiology Australia (AudA) accredited audiologist got her chance with a lifechanging humanitarian...