Te Puke Clinic

78-80 Jellicoe Street,
Te Puke, Bay Of Plenty 3119
Phone: 07 573 4138

Opening hours

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

Main Road Jellicoe Street, Next to Visique Optometrists

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Katrina Light

I work Tuesday and Thursday at Te Puke HearingLife Clinic, in the role of adult diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologist. I work part-time, as I juggle my role as mother to two young sons.
Prior to Te Puke I worked as an audiologist in Christchurch (2010 – 2013) and Adelaide (2013 – 2015) in a variety of situations, including a university hearing clinic, private independent practice, aboriginal preschool, and an otoneurological diagnostic centre. I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of an audiologist’s job, which has enabled me to work with people with a hearing loss from 7 months to 102 years, as well as individuals with balance disorders, and provide clinical education and teaching to audiology students. In my job, I feel very privileged to be a part of each person’s life, as it is typically not just one individual who is affected by the hearing or balance difficulties.
I completed my Masters of Audiology (with Distinction) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to studying audiology I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours, with a double major in Psychology and Biology, as well as a PhD in Psychological Medicine. I enjoy learning, and this translates into my work through my desire to hear my patient’s stories and how their lives are affected, and provide them with information that enables them to be informed participants in their hearing/balance care. I want to ensure that people’s quality of life, and that of their significant others, is not affected by their hearing loss.

Diane Boonen

I joined the HearingLife team in early 2017 and works in both the Te Puke and Rotorua clinics. Diane has been working in the hearing industry for 16 years and is a qualified Audiometrist having completed her qualifications with the TAFE Institute of Australia. I am member of the New Zealand Audiometrist Society and also a provisional member of the New Zealand Audiological Society specializing in adult hearing assessments, fitting of hearing aid devices and rehabilitation.
“I was fortunate to begin my audiology training at Tauranga Hospital and latterly at Whakatane Audiology specialising in adults and paediatric diagnostic hearing assessments and hearing aid fittings. I have also worked in Rotorua, Whangarei and Tauranga private clinics. I am proud to be part of an ever evolving industry which provides exceptional hearing technology and design to all New Zealanders’.
I have two daughters and three granddaughters (girls seem to run in our family) and been married for 36 years. I have a strong attachment to the Bay of Plenty area and look forward to meeting both our established clients and new clients to the Te Puke clinic. If you have any concerns about your hearing and would like to come in and have a chat you are very welcome.”

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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