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The Sound Of Change with Dr. Elaine Saunders

Blamey Saunders Hears LOGO
Posted: May 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm / by / comments (0)

Dr. Elaine Saunders

Dr. Elaine Saunders, Co-founder and Managing Director of Blamey Saunders hears, a company which supplies and supports world leading self-fit hearing aids through a tele-audiology business based in Melbourne, Australia joins Entrepreneurial Fit Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Elaine Saunders discuss the following:

  • Why should people check their hearing or use hearing aids?
  • Can hearing aids help you listen?
  • One may be curious and pose the question: Why do you do, what you do?
  • What is unique about your hearing aids?
  • What would you say is special about your company?

Duration: 11:56

Dr. Elaine Saunders
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Clinical Audiology), PhD, GAICD, Grad Dip Mgt. (Technology)

Elaine is an award-winning audiologist, businesswoman and social entrepreneur who has worked in hearing research and technology for forty years. She is Managing Director and Co-founder of Blamey Saunders hears, a company which supplies affordable, discrete and highly effective hearing aids through an innovative and industry disruptive telehealth service based in Melbourne.

Elaine is an advocate for people with hearing loss and aims to reduce the barriers to quality hearing care and hearing aids. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Chair of its Health Issues Committee and an Executive Director of the Rotary International Action Group on Hearing.
Elaine, a Churchill Fellow, has a Master of Clinical Audiology from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southampton. She is a member of the Biodevices Advisory Board for Swinburne University and on the panel of the Victorian State Government’s Department of State Development, Business & Innovation’s Small Technologies Voucher Program. She was on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Charity Network (2005-2013) and is a former Non-Executive Director of Alfred Health.

She was founder and Chief Executive of Dynamic Hearing (now Wolfson Dynamic Hearing) a company which supplies award winning digital signal processing for ultra-low power chips for the hearing aid and Bluetooth headset industry. Elaine also led the Cooperative Research Centre team that developed a new electrode for Cochlear Ltd, leading to the company gaining the Australian Design award in 2000.

Elaine recently co-produced a play performed in Melbourne (October 2014) – The Sound of Waves – based on the life experience of a profoundly deaf girl (Jodie Harris, actor) who received a cochlear implant as a trial patient in 1999.

  • Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) Medal for Research Innovation, 2013
  • City of Melbourne: Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community, 2012
  • Women in Leadership Forum, Asia: Leading Woman in Healthcare, 2011
  • Pearcey Award for Entrepreneurship in ICT (Victoria), 2011
  • American Academy of Audiology: Award for Achievement in Industry, 2010
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year National Award (Private & Corporate sector), 2004

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