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All Clarity Hearing Solutions clinicians have completed Audiology studies to a Masters level degree. All are fully qualified Australian Government Office of Hearing Services accredited audiologists, not audiometrists. Our clinicians are full members of the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA) and undergo continued professional development through the ASA to keep up to date with the latest advancements in hearing technology and hearing/balance/tinnitus assessment procedures. All our clinicians are also accredited Lyric providers having undertaken extensive further training in Lyric measurement and fittings.

Grant-Head-ShotGrant Collins – Principal Audiologist, Lyric Specialist and Owner

B.Psych(Dist)., M.AudSt., MAudSA(CCP)., M.IAA., MISA., MAIM.

Grant is the founder and principal audiologist of Clarity Hearing Solutions. He grew up in Charleville and upon completion of his schooling he went on to further his studies in music, psychology and clinical audiology. His rural background equipped him with an understanding of the needs of remote and rural people and he has a passion for bringing advanced clinical Audiological services to these areas, and to treat hearing losses associated with agricultural/occupational noise exposure.

Grant worked for several years with a government hearing provider in Toowoomba as well as also bringing Audiological outreach services to Charleville, Kingaroy, Dalby and Chinchilla. He then went on to work in the private audiological sector in Brisbane for several more years where he established outreach clinics to Charleville, Roma and Chinchilla.

Following growing frustration at watching private clinical practices being bought out by multinational hearing aid manufacturers and limiting choice of technologies that clinicians could access, and the consequent sales rather than clinical approach encouraged within the industry, Grant initiated Clarity Hearing Solutions in 2008 so he could practice according to his own terms and highly ethical clinical principles. His passion for private independent practice led him to join the Australian Association of Audiologists in Private Practice (AAAPP), now Independent Audiology Australia (IAA) in 2009, and he is now a member of the executive council.

Because of his interest in rural Audiology he quickly established outreach clinics to Charleville, Roma, Longreach, Mt Isa, Emerald, Charters Towers, Ayr, Ingham, Collinsville, and Bowen. Clarity Hearing Solutions reputation spread from these rural areas and some patients were travelling up to 600kms to seek audiological treatment from areas closer to the coast. In response Grant expanded Clarity Hearing Solutions to include Brisbane (Bribie Island, Caboolture, Carindale, Loganholme, Spring Hill, Sunnybank Hills), Gold Coast (Hope Island), Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Proserpine, Clermont, Proserpine, Barcaldine and Sarina.

Grant’s other passion is Lyric. Since the release of this technology he has actively embraced it travelling numerous times to the United States for further extensive training, seminars and case study evaluations with experienced Lyric providers over there. Grant is considered one of the leading Lyric clinicians in Australia and has had several articles published in the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA) publication. He was recognised and awarded title as the Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Australia for 2014-2015 as the leading Lyric clinician in the country. He also was one of the key guest presenters at the Australia’s Lyric Key Opinion Leader event in 2014 where he presented Lyric candidacy, marketing and case studies and also presented at the World Congress of Audiology in 2014.

Grant has over a decades experience in fitting the most advanced hearing technologies in the world. Again in order to remain on the cusp of cutting edge hearing technologies he travels to the United States and Europe annually to attend the prestigious American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the European Union of Hearing Acousticicians (EUHA) annual conferences where most products are launched well in advance of Australia.

Using these latest technologies and his decade of knowledge base he has resolved the hearing problems of many diverse clients where effective communication is essential for their work and lifestyles such as magistrates, lawyers, CEOs, doctors, surgeons, nurses, graziers, ambulance officers, psychologists, hospitality workers, chefs, symphony orchestra conductors, musicians, sportsmen, pilots, police officers, tradespeople, active retirees and many more.

Grant’s reputation and the company’s clinical and ethical philosophy soon attracted other like-minded audiologists who wanted to work for a company with this approach. Following a thorough review of qualifications, skills and clinical philosophy, several more clinicians were hand picked to assist with our growing patient base.

Grant’s role of Principal Audiologist now consists of splitting his time across all clinics mostly overseeing Lyric, Cochelar Implants and complex needs patients, however he tries to find time to see all patients between these as well. He also sits on the Executive Council of the Australian Association of Audiologists in Private Practice and is on the board of advisers for the Office of Hearing Services Hearing Services Online Portal program.

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