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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 www.times.co.nz Daily activities can be hard to cope with when hearing is compromised and the cost of hearing aids is too much. But there's no need to suffer in silence thanks to The Hearing Clinic in Highland Park. Founded by long-time local and audiologist Joanna Wallace (pictured below), the clinic's aim is to provide an independent, professional ser- vice at affordable prices. A member of the NZ Audiology Society (NZAS), Joanna has gath- ered 12 years' industry experience from her time as a paediatric audi- ologist at the Counties Manukau DHB and as a charge audiologist at the Manukau Superclinic. She was also a familiar face at several local audiology practices. Realising that the cost of hear- ing aids was preventing people from seeking the help they needed, Joanna was motivated to open The Hearing Clinic in Highland Park after the successful initiation of an audi- ology clinic through the Manukau Health Trust in 2011. Run by the Counties Manu- kau DHB as a private specialist clinic, the initiative at the Manukau Superclinic answered the need for affordable hearing solutions for the community. After 35 years of living in Howick and Pakuranga, Joanna says she could see the potential for something similar in this area. "I really wanted to share this wonderful service with the community, as I have seen how improved hearing can change lives significantly. Seeing the impact it has on people gives me great satis- faction." Joanna's advice to people is to look around for the best prices as they can vary greatly. "We welcome queries and are very happy to provide quotes. Some clients even travel from as far as Waitakere as they find us the best clinic in terms of quality and afford- ability." As a full member of the NZAS, Joanna provides access to all avail- able funding options including the Hearing Aid Subsidy Scheme. This scheme is available to all New Zea- landers and Joanna can provide digital hearing aids that are fully covered by this subsidy. While there are plenty of manufacturer-owned clinics about, The Hearing Clinic prides itself as an independent clinic that offers cost-effective solutions and impar- tial advice on hearing aid options and funding. "It's really important for me to lis- ten to my clients as much as pos- sible and I strive to deliver a solution that meets their individual needs and budgets," says Joanna. Joanna continues to work closely with ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialists at the Counties Manukau DHB and has worked extensively on a wide range of cases. As a result, she is well-versed in providing appropriate referrals and intervention where needed. For personal, professional and affordable care, and independent advice that is second to none, call into: The Hearing Clinic, 14 Highland Park Dr, Highland Park. Ph 0800 515 515. www.thehearingclinic.co.nz Welcome to a world of sound Joanna Wallace offers personalised care and advice to patients at The Hearing Clinic in Highland Park Medical. ■ ADVERTORIAL 121030a NANDINA AVE SERVICE LANE TI RAKAU DRIVE TI RAKAU DRIVE CRYERS RD HARRIS RD MARSHALL AUTOMOTIVE BURSW OOD DRIVE 123037 BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Charity night MASADA Children’s Charity is hav- ing a themed The Great Gatsby night at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club on August 2, 6.30pm to midnight, dona- tion $25. The dress theme is 1920s vintage. Food, dancing, entertain- ment, cash bar, bookings essential and no door sales. All proceeds go to fund- ing the children’s sun shade. Phone 576-5229. Fortnightly dances ENJOY dancing and have no part- ner? Join us at Howick RSA for fort- nightly dances held on Sundays from 7pm with a live band, $12 entry, bar, friendly people, complimentary tea and coffee. The next dance is on July 28. For enquiries, phone Carol on 021- 401-235. Build and create IS ON at Highland Park Library on July 28 from 10am to 3pm. Lego at the library, drop in and build and cre- ate on the last Sunday of every month. For enquiries, phone 535-5935. Sunday film THE movie Black Thursday screens at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, on July 28 at 2pm, entry by donation. Poland, December 13, 1970: Newspapers pub- lish stories introducing the increases in prices of food. In Gdansk, there’s an explosion of public discontent. In the shipyard, a sit-in strike is announced. This reconstruction is of the dramatic events in Gdynia, when troops ended the pacifcation of demonstrators. As a result, 42 were killed and more than 1000 wounded. Phone 533-3530. Combined Probus BOTANY Dannemora Combined Pro- bus Club meets on August 1, 10am at Eastview Baptist Church, 559 Chapel Road, with the Botany Downs Sec- ondary College orchestra performing for us. For enquiries, phone Ian on 537-0589 or Moira on 274-5471. Speaking English DAYTIME and evening ESOL classes are available at Edgewater College that include beginners, intermedi- ate, speaking, listening and pronun- ciation, workplace English and more. For details, phone 576-4731. Baking gingerbread GINGERBREAD horse bakers reg- ister now at www.gingerbreadhorse. co.nz for fun with the grandkids, friends and family. You’ll be sup- porting New Zealand Riding for the Disabled and Totara Park Riding for the Disabled in RDA awareness week, July 29 to August 3. Check the web- site for details, or phone Caryl on 537- 0436 or Karen on 537-1505. Deeper understanding SELF-knowledge is an eight-week course starting on July 31 at Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, from 12.30-2.30pm. Based on information from neurosciences and other sources, it will provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. For enquir- ies and bookings, phone Bernarda on 535-5311. Parents session SPACE programme for parents is a new morning session at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Udys Road, Pakuranga, starting on August 1 at 9.30am. It’s mainly for frst-time mothers with babies born since April. For enquiries or to enrol, phone Bar- bara on 576-7817, or email stpeterspa- email@example.com. Defensive driving THIS driving course will make you a smarter motorist and give you the confdence and knowledge to be safer on the roads. It also reduces the time period between getting your restricted and being able to sit for your full licence. For more details and enrolments, go online to www. shortcoursesandworkshops.co.nz, or phone 576-4731. Bargains galore THE St Columba Op Shop, in the church basement at 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, has a big range of quality stock, clothing, bedding and household items for all the family. New specials each week, and the shop’s open Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm. Talking history A MID-morning discussion – How- ick history, a panel of old Howick- ians, Owen Priestly, Elizabeth Bone (nee Blundell), Doreen Chandler (nee Vaile), Ramon Chandler and chaired by Howick historian Alan La Roche, talk about their family backgrounds and early memories of the area. It’s at Howick Library, August 1 at 10.30am. To ensure a seat, phone the library on 534-5301. Money management PAKURANGA and Howick Budget- ing Service offers confdential and impartial advice on money manage- ment. It’s a free service with trained, volunteer advisers. For an appoint- ment, phone 576-5222. Learn bridge BRIDGE lessons start on July 30 at 7.30pm and July 31 at 9.30am at the Howick Bridge Club, 563 Pakuranga Road. For enquiries, phone Ngaire on 576-9122. Making plans for Nigel YOU’VE seen him on the telly and read his books, and now you can see him in the fesh. Kiwi star of the Politically Incorrect Parent- ing Show, Nigel Latta, is helping Shelly Park School on August 15 to educate parents about parenting the up-to-10s. Doors open at 7pm, with the presentation starting at 8pm at Pakuranga United Rugby Club, 63 Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park. Tickets cost $30. All proceeds go to Shelly Park School. For tick- ets, email fundraise@shellypark. school.nz.
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