Central Audiology - About

Why choose Central Audiology?

With over 20 years of experience working in the Taranaki region, we know and value our customers and community. Central Audiology has been a leading hearing specialist throughout Taranaki with clinics in New Plymouth, Stratford and Hawera. We’re the only 100% independently owned and operated audiology practice in the region with the largest supply of hearing products available. This means we are able to tailor your hearing needs to suit you. 

Our staff and experts are passionate about healthy hearing, providing our customers with the most recent technology based on the latest research. The team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, ensuring that all of our clients are given the utmost care and respect. Most of all, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve healthy hearing, so you can enjoy everything life has to offer.

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Meet the Team

Sandra Pacheco

Audiologist / Director

Sandra moved to New Zealand after completing her medical degree in Peru and a Masters degree from Auckland University. She is constantly looking to grow and develop her knowledge in the field and has worked to specialise in tinnitus, attending courses around the world.

Hilton Bridger

Audiologist / Director

After studying biomedical science and gaining his Masters from Auckland University, Hilton moved to Taranaki to pursue a career in audiology. He immediately fell in love with the region and enjoys working with the community.

Cliff Lawrence

Director

Born and bred in Taranaki, with farming experience. Cliff is passionate about providing the best Audiology service. Cliff is also an avid gardener and a dendrologist.

Tina McLeod

Audiologist

Tina loves working with people, and has been able to use her Bachelor of Science in Audiology to travel and help people all over the world. She enjoys working in New Plymouth and with Central Audiology’s close-knit team.

Cristiane Gomes

Audiologist

Originally from Brazil, Christiane moved to Taranaki seven years ago where she fell in love with the region and culture. With many qualifications including a Doctorate in Audiology she is continuing to study, working towards a NZAS Paediatric certificate. 

Johanna Bensam

Audiologist

Johanna is a graduate from the Master of Audiology programme at Auckland University. She is interested in paediatric audiology and tinnitus therapy. Johanna is passionate about poetry, arts and photography.

Pamela Russell

Audiometrist

Pam has an Diploma in Audiometry and is currently working towards her full registration. She has personal insight into hearing loss, which allows her to understand and connect with clients.

Sara Emmerson

Administrator

Sara moved to New Zealand 12 years ago with her husband after spending several years in the Middle East and America. She enjoys looking after animals, gardening and cooking.

Leonie Du Plessis

Administrator

Leonie has a Diploma in Tourism with extensive experience in customer service and office administration. She likes connecting with people from all walks of life. She enjoys music, singing, a good coffee, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Oliver McGuinness

Student Audiometrist

Oliver is enrolled in a distance correspondence Audiometrist course from Australia. He enjoys music and is passionate about animal welfare.