About us

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Butterfly Audiology are independent and locally owned by Danielle and Dan Bowles with clinics in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Gisborne.

All our qualified audiologists have Masters Degrees in Audiology and are committed to restoring hearing and improving the quality of life of our clients. We use the latest hearing aid technology and do not receive commission based on hearing aid sales. Our experienced and dedicated staff ensure every client receives individual treatment and continuity of care from the moment they contact us to managing their ongoing hearing needs. We are not sales people, we are ethical, caring professionals who provide hearing solutions for our local community.

We welcome all clients from Private, Pensioners, DVA Card Holders, and Children to WorkCover claimants.

Butterfly Audiology’s audiologists are all full members of Audiology Australia and follow the Professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

The Butterfly Audiology Team

Our Audiologists

Danielle Bowles

Danielle Bowles

Manager / Senior Audiologist

Bachelor of Science (Physics/Mathematics)
Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Diploma in Audiology, Masters of Audiology

Born and raised just outside of Bendigo, Danielle has always wanted to do valuable work for her community. Studying to become an Audiologist was her way of doing that, so after completing her extensive studies, doing some travel and gaining experience in working as an audiologist, Danielle and her husband Dan opened their own independent hearing clinic in Bendigo in 2003.

Danielle loves to make a positive difference to people’s lives. In her down time, she is exploring and traveling with her family, playing any sport that involves a racquet, training and completing marathons, and when she can, volunteering her skills to people less fortunate. She recently volunteered as an audiologist testing children’s hearing in South Africa.

Damien McInerney

Damien McInerney

Senior Audiologist

Bachelor of Behavioural Science
Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science
Master of Clinical Audiology

Damien chose a career as an Audiologist because he wanted to help people, and work in a profession with a firm scientific foundation. With over 10 years experience as an Audiologist, Damien still loves that his job helps to provide people with practical solutions to their communication difficulties and improves their quality of life and relationships. When Damien isn’t on the job at Butterfly Audiology you’ll find him connecting and creating Dads groups via Facebook, playing basketball and eating donuts! All in moderation, of course.

Verity Closter

Verity Closter

Senior Audiologist

Bachelor of Arts – Major Psychology and Journalism
Master of Clinical Audiology

Verity’s curiosity about following a career in Audiology came from her cousin who was born profoundly deaf and was the youngest cochlea implant recipient in South Australia. Verity was inspired by her cousin’s struggles, challenges and successes and from there decided that helping people with hearing problems was what she wanted to do. After hours, Verity enjoys watching sport, learning to cross stitch and sew, and travelling between the worlds of Disney, Harry Potter and Superheroes with her young daughter.

Our Staff

Dan Bowles

Dan Bowles

Administration Manager / Hearing Aid Technician (Castlemaine & Gisborne)

Born in the Central Victoria town of Dingee, Dan has called Bendigo home since he was 20. Dan loves the variety his role brings from administration, team management, meeting new people and helping clients cope with any hearing problems. When Dan is not driving the everyday operations of the clinic he’s spending time with his wife Danielle and their children, playing tennis, mountain biking and reminiscing about his glory days on the football field.

Debra Kennedy

Debra Kennedy

Administration / Reception

Debra has been a part of the Butterfly Audiology family for the last 10 years. She loves working in the personal and friendly environment and enjoys the opportunities for self and professional development. Debra is passionate about working in a positive, professional culture and prides herself in making sure each client’s individual needs are met. When not at work Debra enjoys going on holidays with her family, reading books, visit wineries and food festivals and practicing yoga.

Peta Jenkins

Peta Jenkins

Administration / Hearing Aid Technician (Bendigo)

Peta finds working in her administration role and as a hearing aid technician very satisfying. For one she loves helping people improve their quality of life and two, is that Peta has first-hand experience what it means to suffer from hearing loss. Peta was born with a sensorineul hearing loss and wore a hearing aid from an early age. Peta’s experiences help her relate and ensure that each client’s individual needs are met. When Peta is not working with clients she enjoys keeping fit by running, walking the dog and spending time with family and friends.

Eamon Jackson

Reception

Eamon is the new kid on the Butterfly Audiology block and loves the idea that when he comes to work that he is a part of a team that makes clients lives easier and happier. If he’s not behind the reception desk he will be at university studying Bachelor of Paramedic Practice/Bachelor of Public Health Promotion, volunteering as a CFA volunteer or playing any sport that involves a bat and a ball.