Tauranga Clinic

60 Eight Avenue,
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3110
Phone: 07 578 5108

Opening hours

Monday8.30am to 5.00pm
Tuesday8.30am to 5.00pm
Wednesday8.30am to 5.00pm
Thursday8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday8.30am to 5.00pm

Co-located with 8th Avenue ENT Specialists

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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.

Ben De Farias

Originally from Bay of Plenty, I am happy to return home after graduating with a masters of audiology degree from the University of Auckland in 2017.
I entered this field to help maximise awareness around hearing wellbeing and minimising barriers associated with seeking and getting help. I have found great passion in joining individuals on a journey from isolation to inspiration.
My recent degree means I am in a great position to provide a service based on the most up to date information and research.

Courtney Manderson

I have been working as a private clinical Audiologist for 6 years in New Zealand and I am brand new to the HearingLife Team having started in 2017 after moving back to my hometown Tauranga.
I have a Science Degree majoring in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Audiology. I am a fully qualified Audiologist MNZAS with access to enable and ACC funding.
I take great pleasure in both the technical aspect of my job which heavily involves computers and programing as well as the emotional and communicative aspect which involves clients understanding and learning about their hearing and their options available.

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