Our commitment

Our independent Audiology practice is permanently based in Mildura. Jane, our Team Leader, began working here as an Audiologist over 26 years ago. In 2003, we started out, just the two of us, a husband and wife with a small practice at the Mildura Base Hospital. We opened our first clinic in 2007, Sunraysia Hearing Clinic, and have grown our local business to three permanent, 11 visiting clinics, and we visit 13 aged care facilities.

We will maintain a caring, comfortable and convenient service, based on sound ethical principles, and:

  • Ensure that it is as accessible as possible to all
  • Abide by Audiology Australia and Australian College of Audiology Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Deliver the best diagnostic care, hearing solutions, and the latest technology and products
  • Grow our staff skills and relationships with our clients in our communities
  • Support and give back to the communities in our region

“As your hearing progressively changes, which happens to us all,
we’re here to listen – so we can help you hear”

Our Team

Collectively we’ve lived in our region for over 330 years!

Donald MacDonald

BA (Hons), MACAud, Director and Audiometrist

Don manages all Country Hearing Care’s operations. He emigrated from Scotland to Australia in 2003 and settled in Mildura with Jane, his Australian wife, and their two young children. He re-trained here, and qualified as an Audiometrist in 2006.

Jane MacDonald

BSc, DipAud, MAudSA, CCP, Co-Director and Team Leader

Jane, our Senior Audiologist and Team Leader, graduated from University of Melbourne in 1985 and began practising in Mildura in 1990. She is our clinicians’ mentor and her years of practical experience are the bedrock of her support and guidance for complex case management. She is also a Board member of Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA).

Lauren Buckley

MAud, MAudSA, CCP, Audiologist

Lauren is our Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) specialist, and she also provides adult audiology services at our Mildura Clinic, and paediatric audiology care at the Mildura Base Hospital and the Robinvale Hospital. She qualified with a Masters in Audiology from Flinders University in 2011, and lives locally in Mildura.

Fiona DeBoo

MAud, MAudSA, CCP, Audiologist

Fiona is our Tinnitus specialist, and she also provides adult audiology services at our Mildura Clinic, and paediatric and adult audiology care at our Swan Hill Clinic. Originally from Mildura, Fiona joined us in 2013, after completing her Masters of Audiology at Flinders University in 2012.

Barney Mitcham

MManipPhysio, MACAud, Audiometrist and Physiotherapist

Barney is a qualified Physiotherapist who joined our team in 2009 after re-training as an Audiometrist. Barney offers vestibular rehabilitation in addition to hearing services. Barney lives in Merbein with his wife Andrina, and their four children.

Tina Kerr

MAud, MAudSA, Audiologist

Tina is our resident clinician at our new Echuca clinic which opened mid-2016. After graduating with a Masters of Audiology at University of Melbourne, she worked in the Goulburn Valley region for 17 years and has extensive experience in paediatric audiology, diagnostic audiology and paediatric and adult hearing rehabilitation

Katie Ward

Katie is busy studying for her Diploma to become an Audiometrist, while also working at Country Hearing Care and the Broken Hill Hearing Resource Centre. She and her son live in Broken Hill.

Malcolm Comfort

Audiometrist

Malcolm is one of our Audiometrists on our Mildura team. He emigrated to Australia from Scotland in 2014, and re-trained to work as an Audiometrist here in Mildura. He and his Australian wife Peta and their young family have settled in Cardross.

Bronwyn Monk

Senior Administration Assistant, Swan Hill

Bronwyn has been with us at our Swan Hill Clinic since we opened the doors in 2012. She was born and grew up in Nyah West, worked in the Swan Hill health care profession since 1991, and lives locally with her husband and their three children.

Tania Tieman

Administration Manager, Mildura

Tania is our Administration Manager. She manages us all! She joined us in 2014, and has more than twenty years’ experience working in the health care industry. She was born and raised in Mildura, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Nicole Roda

Administration Assistant, Swan Hill

Nicole joined us in 2015, after working in administration at Swan Hill District Health and Ambulance Victoria. She re-located to the Swan Hill area two years ago, has two sons and is involved with running the local farmers market in Swan Hill and Koondrook/ Barham.

Bree Masters

Administration and Receptionist, Echuca

Bree joined us in August 2016 during the opening of our Echuca Clinic. A local of the area, she lives in Echuca with her husband Aaron and their four children. She was business administration and human resources manager of a local dairy farm, and she also milked cows.