Michael Severn

I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters degree in Audiology (first class honours) in 2007 following my conjoint undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Science and Arts. I have always had a keen passion for working with people, hence my interest in working in a clinical setting such as Audiology. This combined with the technical aspects of Audiological diagnostic equipment, and the various hearing devices and accessories that are ever-changing in the industry, has only seen my passion for this profession grow over the years. Originally starting my career in a split position between a Private Practice and Tauranga Hospital, I soon realised my strong desire to work with predominantly adults in the private sector. My expertise now lie in adult diagnostic audiology and auditory rehabilitation through counselling and device fitting.
Along with being a clinical audiologist I also assume the Regional Manager role of our HearingLife Bay of Plenty (BOP) clinics. As much as I enjoy working with our clients, I also thoroughly enjoy working with everyone in the HearingLife Team, particularly the New Graduates coming out of University and embarking on their own audiology career. I have a keen interest in Supervision and Guidance and you will often find me in clinic with a student strapped to my side! I am a member of the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) and have served on their Executive Council for the past 4 years, assuming the Presidents role in 2014/2015. Currently I am secretary/treasurer of the NZAS.

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