Meet the Team
HEARING SAVERS Team
We have over 100 years of combined experienced in the hearing care sector! Our team at HEARING SAVERS is comprised highly qualified and experienced Audiologists and support team to ensure that your individual hearing needs are taken care of in a caring, proficient and professional manner.HEARING SAVERS is a unique concept in Australia, offering premium service and the latest hearing technology at the best prices in Australia. HEARING SAVERS was established by Adrienne Blechman, and her husband Ryan, in 2013, and has since grown to be one the most recognised and admired hearing care brands in Australia.
BSpPath, DipAud, MClAud, AAudA
Bentleigh, Essendon, Malvern
Adrienne Blechman is an experienced and accomplished Audiologist, with over 15 years of experience in private and public practice across Victoria. She started her career with Australian Hearing in Bendigo, often travelling to remote communities and regional centres to provide much needed audiological services. After moving back to Melbourne, Adrienne and her husband Ryan, established Absolute Hearing, opening their first hearing clinic in 2003 in trendy Toorak Village, Victoria.
Absolute Hearing soon grew to be Victoria's largest independent hearing practice with 10 locations across Melbourne including Caulfield, Bentleigh, Albert Park, Hawthorn & Toorak. After building Absolute Hearing for 8 years, Adrienne and Ryan exited the business to focus on their growing family. Three kids later, and bit more grey hair, Adrienne is delighted to offer HEARING SAVERS, a unique concept in Australian - offering the latest technology from trusted global brands, absolute premium service but at the best prices in Australia.
Adrienne is passionate about Audiology and is past President of the Audiological Society of Australia (Vic), where she raised awareness and promoted audiological services to both hearing professionals and the wider community.
Adrienne is a qualified Speech Pathologist (La Trobe University) and holds both a Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science and a Masters of Clinical Audiology from the University of Melbourne. She is a full member of the Audiology Australia, and is accredited by the Department of Health, Worksafe, NDIS, DVA, JobAccess and Medicare.
BHSc, MClinAud, AAudA
Bentleigh, Essendon, Malvern
Michael Barsoum is an experienced Audiologist with a Masters of Clinical Audiology and Bachelor of Health Science from La Trobe University in Melbourne.
Prior to joining HEARING SAVERS, Michael worked for a large independent regional hearing practice in Warrnambool for 4 years, looking after the hearing needs of the local community.
His broad experience encompassed Paediatric Behavioural Testing, including VROA and Play Audiometry, Adult Diagnostic Audiology, including ENT and GP referrals and industrial workplace screenings, Adult Aural Rehabilitation for Hearing Services Program Clients, WorkSafe and Privately Funded clients, Tinnitus management and counselling, Cerumen (wax) management, custom earplugs for musicians, swimmers, paediatric ENT clients and clients at risk of noise induced hearing loss.
Michael enjoys playing tennis and is fluent in Arabic.
BSc, MClAud, AAudA
Talya Dorfan is passionate about building human connections and improving quality of life through access to better hearing. She appreciates the opportunities to make a tangible difference to each individual and their loved ones through innovative hearing solutions. Throughout Talya's university degree, she focused particularly on the needs of underserviced communities, including hearing screenings for Aboriginal youth, tele-audiology to Cambodia, hearing screenings in rural Northern Thailand and volunteered at the Royal Children’s Hospital, teaching young children about healthy ear habits.
Talya joined HEARING SAVERS in 2020, and has been instrumental helping clients across Australia enjoy the benefits of better hearing through the latest hearing technology, and at Australia's best prices.
Talya holds a Masters of Clinical Audiology and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from The University of Melbourne.
BAppSc (Psych), MClinAud, AAudA
Charlotte Mahney is an experienced Audiologist working in a private hearing clinic for a number of years prior to joining HEARING SAVERS. Charlotte takes great pleasure improving the hearing of all clients, and is proficient across the range of hearing aid brands & models. Charlotte will help you navigate hearing aid funding options for Pension & Veteran card holders, along with NDIS participants, WorkSafe, TAC, and Home Care Package clients.
Charlotte was the recipient of the 2018 Audiology Australia Scholarship to accompany a multidisciplinary team from the Earbus Foundation to the Kimberley region, where Charlotte assessed the ear health of children and adults in remote Indigenous communities.
Charlotte holds a Masters of Clinical Audiology from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Applied Science from Deakin University, majoring in Psychology.
BBiomedSc, MClAud, MAudA
Angela Cheng will match you with hearing technology that will restore the joy of hearing again.
Angela is approachable and caring, values empathy and compassion, and provides high-quality patient-centred care.
Angela is bilingual in English and Mandarin, speaks Cantonese and Shanghainese dialect, and is enthusiastic to accommodate clients from all backgrounds.
Angela holds a Masters of Clinical Audiology and a Bachelor or Biomedicine, majoring in Neuroscience, both from the University of Melbourne.
CLIENT CARE MANAGER
Deb Feather is a highly experienced and capable administrator, working in medical and allied health clinics spanning 20 years. Deb is proficient with all hearing aid brands and models, helping thousands of Australians across the country enjoy the benefits of the latest hearing technology, and of course, at Australia's best prices.
Deb will arrange your hearing appointment, organise a fantastic hearing aid quote for you – with a comprehensive set of inclusions and professional fitting – and discuss the latest in hearing technology, style and model options to best suit your hearing loss and listening needs.
Deb will help you efficiently hone in on the optimal hearing solution for you, addressing your hearing technology queries and concerns, and can will be happy to establish a payment plan to help finance your new hearing aids.
Rachael Fowler is based in our Malvern hearing clinic where you'll be greeted by Rachael’s affable smile and warm voice at the front desk. Rachael is very experienced in the hearing care sector, working at Ear & Hearing in Kew, Ashburton and Malvern for 8 years.
Rachael is a keen traveler, touring Europe, Japan, US and Canada is always planning her next overseas adventure.
Sally Hiddlestone is delighted to help you with all your hearing needs. She'll arrange an appointment for you, resolve your hearing aid issues, and prepare a fantastic hearing aid quote, along with hearing aid options to match your hearing needs and budget, at the very best prices in Australia.
Sally has many years of customer service and clinic management experience in allied health and corporate businesses. Her bubbly and warm personality is a favourite with our clients. Don't hesitate to contact Sally, and she'll save more than your hearing!
CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Andrew Barnett looks after the needs of our customers, whether it be an online battery order, appointment for a hearing test or a general inquiry about a product or service we provide.
Thanks to Andrew's speed and attention to detail, HEARING SAVERS often receives 5-star ratings for prompt delivery, accuracy and fantastic customer service.
Andrew worked for a number of years in the media and hospitality sectors prior to joining HEARING SAVERS, where he developed and honed his pleasant and helpful manner ensuring that 'no job is too small or too difficult'.
Amanda O'Connell looks after our clients in Essendon. Prior to joining HEARING SAVERS, Amanda owned and operated Presence on Puckle in Moonee Ponds for 22 years. Amanda has also worked in a number of pharmacies, in metro and regional Victoria, responsible for customer service, store layout and inventory management.
Amanda is delighted to assist clients in our Essendon clinic, where she can arrange your appointment, provide a fantastic hearing aid quote, repair your hearing aids or supply all your hearing aid accessories and consumables, to ensure your hearing is at its best.
Amanda also volunteers at the local Moonee Valley Football Club, looking after player registrations, financial accounts and club functions and events.
CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Lara Nathan is an essential member of the team at HEARING SAVERS Malvern. Lara is bright, friendly and outgoing, and loves to interact with all people. Lara is a problem solver, an excellent communicator, and has a passion for helping people.
Lara brings wide-ranging experience to HEARING SAVERS, including operating her own retail and wholesale swimwear business, and working in education and security sectors.
Lara is the friendly voice and expert guide you can rely on. Contact Lara to arrange your appointment at Malvern or to discuss your hearing needs.
CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Skye Stefanou is key member of the HEARING SAVERS team with a wealth of hearing industry knowledge, having worked at Amplifon / National Hearing Care for 8 years in various customer service roles, including technical support and resolving hearing aid queries and troubleshooting.
Skye can assist you with your hearing aid queries, match you with the latest hearing technology and will ensure you receive the best value in Australia, not forgetting all applicable rebates. Skye is fluent in Greek and enjoys traveling.
Contact Skye to assist with your hearing aid options and ensure you receive a fantastic deal on new hearing aids from HEARING SAVERS. Skye is always up for a challenge – no task is ever too hard!
CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Carl Priestly is qualified and experienced Audiometrist working at Amplifon / National Hearing Care for 7 years prior to joining the HEARING SAVERS team. Carl has made fundamental improvements the quality of peoples' lives via hearing rehabilitation, helping hundreds of clients with the latest hearing technology, including Government-funded Hearing Services Program clients and NDIS Participants, along with private and WorkSafe clients.
Aligned with HEARING SAVERS, Carl has strong ethical value and combined with his deep clinical and product knowledge, Carl will skilfully guide your journey to high-quality hearing, ensuring you make informed decisions with full transparency.
Carl completed a Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription & Evaluation in 2014 at NSW TAFE, and is a full member of Hearing Aid Audiology Society of Australia. In addition, Carl has completed a Master of Arts from RMIT, specialising in Sound Media.
CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Wendy Kramer joins HEARING SAVERS after a successful career in the education sector, working as an assistant to the Principal at a local private school. For close to 30 years, Wendy worked directly with the Principal, Deputy and VCE Co-ordinator, ensuring school administration efficiency and diligence, and assisted teachers and students across the senior school.
Wendy will help you with your hearing aid batteries, consumables and appointments in our Malvern clinic.
Ryan Behr has a passion for small business in Australia and enjoys looking after the 'business' side at HEARING SAVERS to support Adrienne and team in each of their important roles. He is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the business, including finance, IT, marketing, recruiting and general operational support.
Ryan has worked in the Australian hearing sector since 2003, initially establishing and managing Absolute Hearing's 10 clinics, and 20 years experience as a Management Consultant, working with many of Australia's leading companies on important strategic initiatives, with a particular focus on growth, competitive and marketing strategy.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business Systems and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.