The IAA Executive
President: Grant Collins
Grant Collins is the founder and principal Audiologist of Clarity Hearing Solutions, an independent company servicing 30 sites across the state including rural and remote locations in far West and North QLD. He grew up in far South West QLD passion sparking his passion to provide quality Audiological services to rural and remote locations including complex populations such as paediatric and infant assessments, indigenous health, cochlear implant/BAHA surgical pathways and support, localized mapping, remote hearing aid rehabilitation, and vestibular assessments and rehabilitation. Grant holds tertiary qualifications in music, psychology and clinical audiology and has been practicing and coordinating provision of audiological services to remote/rural areas and indigenous communities for almost 10 years. Grant is an active member of the Executive committee of Independent Audiologists Australia and is an advisor to the Office of Hearing Services
Vice President: Myriam Westcott
Myriam Westcott is an Audiologist and Director of Dineen Westcott Moore Audiology, a private Audiology clinic based in Melbourne. She studied Psychology and Audiology at the University of Melbourne. Myriam specialises in tinnitus, hyperacusis, acoustic shock and misophonia understanding, evaluation and therapy. She first began working with tinnitus and hyperacusis patients 20+ years ago. Myriam is committed to the development of innovative approaches to therapy, carries out clinically based research, with a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, provides medico-legal opinions and regularly gives presentations/lectures on tinnitus, hyperacusis, acoustic shock and misophonia. She is involved with the Tinnitus Association of Victoria, the Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW).
Treasurer: Sharyn Lim
Sharyn Lim is one of three Director / Audiologists who own and operate Audiology Trio, an independent Audiology Practice based on the Redcliffe Peninsular with several visiting sites around Brisbane. Prior to starting the private practice 6 years ago she worked for a large ENT owned Audiology Practice. Prior to completing her Masters in Audiology at the University of Qld in 2006 she was a Registered Nurse and worked as an After Hours Manager of a private hospital for many years whilst raising her two children .
Secretary: Jane MacDonald
Jane MacDonald completed her audiology qualification in 1985 and has worked in both Edinburgh in Scotland and in Australia in both Melbourne and Mildura. She is a Director of Country Hearing Care in Mildura for over 20 years. Country Hearing Care is an independent practice in a relatively remote rural setting that offers a wide range of audiology services. Jane is an Executive Member of IAA.
Dr Matthew Callaway -Arafura Audiology, Darwin, NT