Lys Allison founded Hearing Professionals in Ivanhoe in 1997, to provide independence and excellence in the profession of hearing health care. Lys’s role in addition to her clinical caseload, is to provide strategic direction and professional leadership to the Audiology Team. This includes developing, managing and evaluating audiological procedures and protocols to ensure high quality, safe and effective services across multiple clinics.
Lys has over 30 years experience, in clinical audiology, including adult rehabilitation within the public sector, audiological diagnosis for adults and children in Hospitals, international academia and lecturing in a University Hospital, local government community health and finally audiology in private practice.
Lys has a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and Diploma of Audiology from the University of Melbourne. After graduation, Lys spent 3 years working at Australian Hearing in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by 2 years as a Hospital Audiologist at St Andrews Neurosensory Unit in Brisbane. During this time Lys worked with Brisbane’s first ever paediatric Cochlear Implant recipient.
Lys relocated with her partner Eric for 2 years to Kuala Lumpur and worked as Paediatric Audiologist/Lecturer at University Kebangsaan Malaysia – a large teaching hospital. Lys established a hearing aid dispensary and ear mould laboratory at the hospital, in addition to teaching undergraduate medical students and providing hearing services to severely hearing impaired children.
Returning to Australia, Lys was the Senior Audiologist of the Broadmeadows Community Health Centre, at the time the largest community health center in Australia, providing healthy hearing programs and instigating new audiology services.
Finally, Lys fulfilled her dream to set up a private practice, Hearing Professionals, in 1997, with a goal to provide higher levels of audiological care to a broad client base, supported by cutting edge technology and rehabilitative techniques not available in the public sector.
Since 2000, Lys has been an active member of Independent Audiologists Australia, to assist with the promotion of Independent practice and continual professional development of its members. Lys is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the world’s largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists, where she regularly attends conferences to keep abreast of the latest research and technologies.
Away from the clinic, Lys is a proud mother of 2 adult children, enjoys travelling, going to the gym and hiking in the great outdoors.
Lys is proud to be supported by approximately ten university qualified audiologists who are focused on best client outcomes in a empathic, caring and professional manner. Their expertise are far reaching and include paedatric testing, full diagnostic hearing test, tinnitus assessments and management and hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation.