MA (Counsl.)(Wash. D.C.) Cert Aud.(SoA)(Syd.) FACAud
Hearing Rehabilitation Specialist
With a profound hearing loss himself since a near-fatal attack of Meningitis at the age of eight, Graham has devoted most of his life to the study of hearing loss and its impact on personality, and relationships. He completed his Masters’ degree in counselling of the hearing-impaired in 1980, at the world’s most prestigious centre for deafness studies, Gallaudet University, Washington D.C. U.S.A. He has completed an extensive study tour of hearing rehabilitation programmes throughout the USA and published major articles in peer reviewed journals. He has had a long career in deaf welfare, and as a rehabilitation counsellor and staff trainer for the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service. Since 1994 he has worked as a hearing aid dispenser, both for large Australian companies, and in his own private practices. On four occasions he has led a team of audiologists and health professionals to India to fit hearing aids to people in isolated mountain regions. Graham’s personal experience of learning to live with a profound hearing loss himself, coupled with extensive professional training, makes his knowledge of hearing loss, and hearing technology invaluable. Graham lives with his wife Dianne in Serpentine.