Dr Caitlin Barr
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Caitlin Barr is passionate about facilitating participation and connectedness, particularly in ageing and disability sectors, and does this through bringing together innovation in health services research, education and community engagement. Caitlin is a senior lecturer in Audiology within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Dr Barr’s research focuses on how hearing disability plays a pivotal role in older adults’ wellbeing with a specific focus on the role of health professionals in providing health care that is in keeping with principals of person-centred care. Caitlin is an experienced lecturer, Board director and advocate for change in hearing care.
Hearing Consultancy Team
Mary-Ann Law is an Audiologist in Melbourne and completed her Master of Clinical Audiology degree in 1999 at The University of Melbourne. Since then Mary-Ann has worked in a variety of roles including both the public and private hearing aid sectors, as a Research Audiologist for Cochlear Ltd, and as a member of the Cochlear Implant team at the Eye and Ear Hospital. Mary-Ann has had her own Audiology clinics in Blackburn and Fairfield since 2014. Mary-Ann has been exposed to hearing loss and hearing aids since a young age as her younger brother was born with a significant hearing loss and first fitted with hearing aids as a child.
Jack Leigh has been an Audiologist in Melbourne for 10 years and has run his own private clinic since 2013, specialising in home visits and aged care. He trained, qualified and practised in the UK, before migrating to Australia in 2008 and taking employment with one of the largest audiology providers in the country. Jack has experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked for the NHS and a selection of private companies. Jack’s main interest is in adult rehabilitation and the satisfaction he receives when he is able to assist a patient in making the change from a private, quiet and lonely life to one filled with vibrancy, social interaction and excitement. Jack also specialises in wax management and ensuring that people still living at home are able to maintain their independence through increased communication. He often assists with minor home modifications such as setting up doorbells, alarms, telephone and television systems for use with hearing aids or other notification systems.
Senior Audiologist and Community Educator
Natalie is a highly-experienced Audiologist with over 13 years of practice in both Victoria and the UK. She is a strong advocate for patient-centered care, and draws upon a wealth of knowledge in the areas of hearing loss and tinnitus management. Natalie has joined the Better Hearing Australia VIC team as our Community Education Audiologist. Natalie is passionate about helping people better understand the impact of hearing loss, and is excited to share her energy and passion through presentations to organisations across Victoria.