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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: Dr Tegan Keogh


Tegan Keogh, PhD, is a specialist clinical audiologist, who has practiced Audiology on the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane since 1999.  Her PhD focussed on the ability of children to hear in noise, with an emphasis on children with otitis media, and bilingual children.  Tegan has worked extensively within the Audiology profession including; large tertiary hospitals, Australian Hearing and the University of Queensland.  She established the only State Public Health Audiology Service within the Sunshine Coast and greater area.  She has worked in the development and implementation of state-wide policy and protocols, research innovation, and ensuring the provision of quality audiology services for both children and adults across Queensland.  Tegan has consulted for the NZ Ministry of Health and QLD Workplace Health & Safety to improve service provision and implement quality assurance mechanisms.  Tegan now runs her own private practice, Hear Check, on the Sunshine Coast, in addition to driving collaborative research in the areas of TeleAudiology, with the University of QLD.


 

Executive Members:

Dr Matthew Callaway -Arafura Audiology, Darwin, NT
Mel Gray Thompson – Port Macquarie Acoustics, Port Macquarie, NSW
Philippa Long – West Coast Audiology, Wembley Downs, WA
Elaine Melville – Specialist Hearing Services, Perth, WA
Dr Celene McNeill, - Healthy Hearing and Balance Care, Sydney NSW
Wesley Ong, Fidelity Hearing Centre, Brisbane, QLD

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