Our Values

Hearing SA is a local and independent audiology clinic. This means we can give you the best prices and the largest range of products, as we are not tied to any large manufacturers. We care about you, and our no sales pressure policy means you can be confident you are receiving honest advice.

Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible service to all our patients as we prioritise building trusting relationships to navigate the hurdles of hearing loss. There is no one size fits all with hearing loss, and so our solutions are highly personalised to each individual patient. As a family business, we are driven by a deep sense of responsibility and take great joy in helping people to reconnect with sound in their everyday life. With a mindset for innovation, we are always pursuing the latest and best technology for our patients in order to provide the purest, most vivid sound possible.

Our Audiologists

Small Christy Steel

Christy Akins - Audiologist

BIS, M Ed, M Aud

Christy Akins is a qualified audiologist who graduated from Flinders University with a Masters of Audiology in 2009. She has worked in hearing rehabilitation for several well-known practices and specialises in hearing assessment, tinnitus management, fitting hearing aids and communication strategies. Christy maintains a strong community focus and has travelled to aboriginal communities to provide hearing services to children's in indigenous communities. Her interest is in new hearing technologies and in providing individual rehabilitation that is tailored to the lifestyle of the client.

Laura Big

Laura Drexler - Audiologist

B Para Sci, M Aud

Laura Drexler is a qualified audiologist who graduated from Flinders University with a Masters of Audiology in 2019.

Before that she spent over 20 years working for SA Ambulance as a paramedic. Her interest in Audiology was sparked by treating several patients with vestibular issues such as vertigo and seeing her husband struggle with occupational noise-induced hearing loss with debilitating tinnitus. He received great relief from visiting several Audiologists, and Laura decided that was a career she wanted to spend the rest of her life doing.

Her main focus is educating her patients on communication strategies, so they feel confident and empowered in engaging in conversation once again. She thoroughly enjoys seeing the significant improvements her personalised advice on communication strategies or hearing devices (if required) can make to her patients’ lives.

When she’s not in the office she is spending time with her family, working on her web-app she designed for hearing impaired people, the Ambient Menu, or teaching spin classes at various gyms in Adelaide’s South.