Our People


Services we provide by appointment:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Assessments - Adults/Children5+
  • Hearing Aid Fitting/Servicing/Batteries
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo Assessments
  • Custom Hearing Protection
  • Industrial Hearing Tests
  • Wax Removal


It’s your choice...

  • Feilding Clinic or Palmerston North Clinic.
  • Andrea Hopkins or Sam Veale.


Andrea Hopkins

“I am originally from the Philippines, and before Audiology I studied Psychology at one of the most prestigious Universities in the country - the 400 year old University of Santo Tomas.  After Psychology I moved into Audiology and never regretted it!  After graduating with my Masters in Audiology, I took part in a nationwide project investigating the prevalence of hearing loss.  During this time I was also involved in educating community groups about hearing care.”

"I moved to New Zealand in 2006 to work at Palmerston North Hospital, as an Audiologist in Paediatrics.  After 3 years in the public health sector, I moved to private practice to concentrate more on adults with hearing loss.  During this time I’ve built up an excellent reputation for service, and in recognition was promoted to Charge Clinician in 2014.  I’ve been a Full Member of NZAS since 2007, and have been involved in their Membership and Supervision Subcommittee since 2014.”

“As well as seeing adults at Heartland Hearing & Balance in Feilding, I also see babies and young children at Palmerston North Hospital."

“When I’m not working, I’m a mother to a gorgeous young boy who’s currently nuts over trains, and a lucky wife to an amazing man who is a Director of a local software company.  I also enjoy baking and the performing arts.  I am the lead dance and teacher/choreographer of Aziza Bellydance - look out for us!  We are a local Arabic-inspired-Bellydance-troupe."



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