Dr Andre Wedekind
Phd. M.Clin.Aud., B.H.Sc (Physiotherapy)., M.Aud.A.
Andre joined our team in 2014 following the completion of a Masters in Clinical Audiology at the University of Western Australia. Andre earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the UWA School of Medicine and Surgery for his research on brain changes following cochlear implantation. Andre is also a registered Physiotherapist specialising in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of balance disorders. His skillset is unique and an invaluable addition to our practice.
Andre’s aim is to combine his knowledge of hearing and balance disorders with physiotherapy to provide high-level evidence-based care in auditory and vestibular management. His interests in this field have lead him to undergo further training in cochlear implants and other implantable devices. Andre’s previous research focused on improving clinical tests for newly recognised balance disorders.
Andre is continuing his research in the fields of cortical mapping, cochlear implants and tinnitus with Fiona Stanley Hospital, collaborating worldwide with leading audiologists and Ear, Nose and Throat specialists.
Post Dip. Aud., B.Sc., M.Aud.A.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma of Audiology from Curtin University.
Upon graduation in 1998, Anne worked at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children where she became proficient in paediatric hearing assessments and electrophysiological testing. Subsequently Anne joined Medical Audiology Services in 2002 and enjoyed working with both adults and paediatric patients to find tailored solutions for their hearing loss.
In 2005, Anne established a hearing implant programme at Medical Audiology Services and became passionate about implantable hearing solutions. This led Anne to commence employment as a Senior Consultant with an international implant company where she expanded her expertise in this specialised area. Anne re-joined Medical Audiology Services to continue providing the highest level of paediatric and adult hearing health care. In addition to hearing rehabilitation, Anne’s specialties are paediatric testing, electrophysiological testing and implants.
AuD, M.Clin.Aud, B.A, M.Aud.A.
Although new to the team, Chris brings 20 years of audiology experience to the clinic.
Chris graduated with a Masters in Clinical Audiology in 2000 and completed further study in 2016 attaining his Doctor of Audiology degree.
Throughout his career, Chris has worked extensively within the auditory implant field. He worked as a Clinical Specialist for a world leading cochlear implant company, within their Japanese office for several years before transferring back to Perth to establish and manage the WA branch.
Chris now works predominantly within WA Health across Perth’s major adult hospitals, focussing on areas such as vestibular assessment and interpretation as well continuing with his auditory implant clinics. He looks forward to working with the Medical Audiology Services team and patients.
Clarisse graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2014 with a Bachelors of Communication Pathology (Audiology). She then went on to complete 12 months of community service work at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Johannesburg.
Clarisse moved to Perth in 2015 and has since worked in private practice, specialising in hearing rehabilitation and implantable devices. She joined the Medical Audiology team in 2022.
She is passionate about empowering her patients with information about hearing options to best suit their individual needs. She aims to accompany her clients along each step of their hearing health journey while providing them with high level evidence-based solutions.
Debra Thomason and Chelsea Toy are an integral part of our team with many years of administration experience in hearing health care. They are passionate about meeting individual client needs and deliver the highest standards of customer service.
Our clients know Debra and Chelsea for their professional, personable approach and expertise in troubleshooting problems with hearing devices, navigating funding options and ensuring our services are delivered smoothly and efficiently.