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Melissa Mesina will be the senior
audiologist for the new clinics.
She holds a Master of Audiology and
comes originally from the lovely but
busy Manila, Philippines. Melissa has
been based at Bay Audiology Taupo
for the last 3 years but recently
relocated to Albany in order to enjoy
the lifestyle of a bigger city and to
work in great new clinic which opened
in December 2010. She will also see
clients once a month, in the new visiting
clinic based in Helensville which will
open on the 21st January 2011.
"I enjoy the relaxed and friendly
environment in Albany. The new clinic
has such a great location in the heart
of Albany and it is easy for customers
to find us." She says.
The new Albany clinic is located just off
State Highway 17 and has brand new
modern facilities, sound-proofing and
For people living closer to the Kaipara
River, the part-time clinic in Helensville
might be a convenient option close by.
It's located at the Alison McKenzie
House Medical Centre on 51
Commercial Road, Helensville. The
clinic will operate once monthly, on
a Friday from 8.30am-5.00pm but this
service might be extended depending
Bay Audiology has a great network
of support in the area with the well
established Orewa clinic based at
The Nautilus, 9-13 Tamariki Avenue
and another clinic in Takapuna.
They are all excited about the two new
clinics in their area and welcome the
opportunity to assist even more people
to enjoy the sounds they love.
Bay Audiology is New Zealand's largest
run private audiology service provider
with clinics across the country. They
place a huge emphasis on providing
excellent customer care.
"We pride ourselves on maintaining
excellence in all that we do. It is
inspiring to work in an innovative
workplace that offers continual
professional development for its
staff members and state of the art
technology," says Melissa.
Melissa wanted to become an
Audiologist in the hope of improving
people's quality of life.
"It's satisfying and rewarding to help
people adjust to using their hearing
aids and to see the joy on people's
faces when they are able to enjoy
again having a chat with friends in
a busy restaurant, talking to their
grandchildren and enjoy other special
moments they have been missing out
on. Often it's not only our client
that has been suffering but also their
family. Communication is the key to
Hearing loss affects one in ten New
Zealanders and this is becoming more
common as we age. Making matters
worse, most of us will wait an average
of seven years before doing anything
about it. Melissa gives advice on what
to do if you think you are suffering
from hearing loss.
How can people find out if they
suffer from hearing loss?
To test your hearing, there are some
simple questions you need to answer:
1. Do people seem to mumble or
speak in a softer voice than they
2. Do people complain that you have
the TV or radio too loud?
3. Do you have trouble understanding
what someone says on the
4. Is it difficult to follow what others
are saying when there is a lot of
5. Do you struggle to hear when
someone is talking from another
6. Have you, or are you still, working
in a noisy environment?
If you answer yes to two or more of
these questions then you may be
experiencing hearing loss.
"A hearing check is very simple and
only takes a few minutes. Quite often
there is no problem and this puts the
clients' mind at ease. But if there is
hearing loss, it's a case of the sooner
the better in terms of doing something
about it" says Melissa.
Anyone still unsure about having a
hearing check, see the great Sounds
of Summer offer below.
Bay Audiology Opens Two New
Clinics on the North Shore!
Local residents will now find it even easier to rediscover the joy of hearing. Bay Audiology is delighted to announce the
relocation of its smaller Milford clinic, formerly known as Access Audiology Milford, to a brand new state-of-the-art hearing
clinic in Albany, as well as a new part-time clinic in Helensville, bringing a wide range of services to the area.
The new Albany clinic is part of a nationwide network of over 65 Bay Audiology clinics. In the North
Shore area there are also clinics in Helensville, Orewa and Takapuna.
• A FREE hearing check worth $59*
• $1,000 off selected hearing aids*
• A FREE wireless accessory worth $495*
• FREE batteries for five years*
• Plus most people will qualify for a government
subsidy of at least $500 per hearing aid
CALL 0800 800 854 (select your preferred clinic)
and make an appointment today!
AND SAVE UP
*Some terms and conditions apply. Please ask in clinic
for more details or visit www.bayaudiology.co.nz
AFFECTS ONE IN EVERY
TEN NEW ZEALANDERS.
It becomes more common
as we age. Making matters
worse, surveys show sufferers
needlessly wait an average of
seven years before doing
something about lost hearing.
In most cases hearing loss can
be immediately improved, often
through the use of hearing aids.
Over the past few years
have been made in hearing aid
technology. Hearing aids offer a
superb level of sound quality
packed in tiny aids, which are
comfortable to wear and
practically invisible to most
One in six baby boomers (ages
50-64) have a hearing problem
and most people with hearing
loss are still in the workforce
(younger than 65).
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