Meet our Team

Recognised Experts in the Field of Audiology

We believes in providing personalised service and professional advice to our clients. Our Team works closely together to ensure the best solution and outcome is offered to our clients. Our audiologists are trained professionals in the field of clinical Audiology, with ongoing continuing training and educational to achieve the best
We are independent Audiologists who specialise in the finest and smallest – even invisble – hearing aids technology. We tailor incredible hearing solutions. And as independent Audiologists in Melbourne, we offer the widest range of products from leading hearing technology manufacturers couple with experienced clinical expertise. If you are unsure which Audiologist to see, we recommend that you find an Independent Audiologist in Melbourne, just like us.The team at Acute Hearing knows that only trained professionals should be providing, diagnosing and treating your hearing loss. Our audiologists are all trained professionals in the fields of clinical Audiology, as well as national, state and ongoing continuing education and training

Bandale (Ben) Altidis

Principal Senior Audiologist & Founder

Bandale is the Principal Audiologist and Founder of Acute Hearing. He is a well-known and trusted…

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Bandale (Ben) Altidis

Principal Senior Audiologist & Founder

Bandale is the Principal Audiologist and Founder of Acute Hearing. He is a well-known and trusted hearing specialist, who has been providing hearing care to Victorians with over 25 years experience in the industry. He is an expert in diagnostics, selection and fitting of the most sophisticated and discreet hearing aids available today, his experience also includes hearing rehabilitions, auditory processing, assessments and is internationally trained in vestibular and tinnitus management.

Bandale holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree AppliedScience, Melbourne University
  • Post Graduate Clinical Audiology, Melbourne University
  • Member of Audiology Australia (ASA)
  • Member of Independent Audiologists Australia
  • International Member of American Academy of Audiology

Bandale is a registered Medicare, WorkSafe, Veteran Affairs and is a OHS Provider. his experience also includes hearing rehabilitions, auditory processing, assessments and is internationally trained in vestibular and tinnitus management.

In his spare time, Bandale is heavily involved in his children’s sporting interest. Many weekends you will either find him on the sidelines or being the first aid attendant.

A very keen traveler, he has travelled to many countries. One of the highlights both professionally and personally is the time with the Starkey Foundation, fitting hearing aids to the underprivileged Balinese and Vanuatu people. Bandale is now committing time every year to help the disadvantaged.

He is a keen Liverpool supporter and he is still celebrating the Richmond Tigers Grand Final win.

Chrys Altidis

Director, Business Development Manager

Chrys is Director and Founder of Acute Hearing, along with Ben. Chrys has over 30…

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Chrys Altidis

Director, Business Development Manager

Chrys is Director and Founder of Acute Hearing, along with Ben. Chrys has over 30 years experience in Business and People Management and is great go-to person for all the team members.

A passionate traveller, she loves nothing more than sitting on a beach reading her books. Like Bandale, Chrys has been heavily involved with helping the disadvantaged through the Starkey Foundation.

Pat Gleadle

Audiologist

Qualifications: Bsc Physics with Modern Acoustics MSc Audiology MAudA Pat has over 26 years experience…

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Pat Gleadle

Audiologist

Qualifications:

  • Bsc Physics with Modern Acoustics
  • MSc Audiology
  • MAudA

Pat has over 26 years experience in Audiology. Her main interest is paediatric and was involved in the neonatal hearing screening program in the UK, which set the foundations for a worldwide hearing practice.
Pat is also a keen musician playing the flute, piccolo and clarinet in various orchestras and bands. She also enjoys yoga and is a keen traveler.

Michael C. Altidis

Audiologist

Bachelor of Science Monash University Master of Clinical Audiology La Trobe University Michael’s main focus…

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Michael C. Altidis

Audiologist

Bachelor of Science
Monash University

Master of Clinical Audiology
La Trobe University

Michael’s main focus is adult and paediatric diagnostics and adult rehabilitation. He also has a great passion for hearing in the under developed countries and is about to embark on his first humanitarian mission in Vanuatu.

He is a keen traveler, always up a good chat and a laugh. Few things can overtake his love for good coffee and the English Premier League, especially Liverpool.

Justine Televski

Audiologist

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne Graduate Diploma in Audiology, University of Melbourne Master of…

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Justine Televski

Audiologist

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma in Audiology, University of Melbourne
Master of Clinical Audiology,
University of Melbourne
(BA Grad Dip Aud MAClAud)
Full Member of the Audiological Society Australia

Justine has over 15 years experience in Audiology. Her interests are diagnostic audiology, with a special interest in paediatric audiology.
In her spare time, Justine enjoys relaxing with family and friend and also loves to cook!

Kathryn Cainer

Audiologist

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (honours), Master of Clinical Audiology, Full Member of Audiology Australia B.BioMedSci(Hons),…

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Kathryn Cainer

Audiologist

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (honours), Master of Clinical Audiology, Full Member of Audiology Australia B.BioMedSci(Hons), MClinAud, MAudA

Kathryn has over 12 years experience in the industry having working for both private and public clinics as well as not-for-profit. She specialises in adult rehabilitation and hearing aid prescription. Having worked for a hearing aid company for 6 years, Kathryn has deeper understanding and knowledge of hearing aids.

Outside work, Kathryn enjoys working out at the gym and spending time with her family and friends (particularly the 4-legged, furry variety).