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

All our clinicians hold Masters Degrees in Audiology and are committed to improving our client’s hearing and quality of life. 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 use the latest hearing aid technology and do not receive commissions based on hearing aid sales. We take pride in being able to assist our local community to improve their hearing.

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.

Our Audiologists

Danielle Bowles

Danielle Bowles,

 Manager/Senior Audiologist (Bendigo)

Bachelor of Science (Physics)/
Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Master of Clinical Audiology

Danielle grew up on a farm just outside of Bendigo. She has always had an interest in health and well-being and was delighted when her undergraduate studies at University gave her entry into Audiology. After working as an Audiologist for some years at a large company, Danielle wanted to have the flexibility to care for her clients in a more individualised way. This led to Danielle and her husband Dan, starting Butterfly Audiology 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, running, and when she can, volunteering her skills to people less fortunate. In 2017, Danielle was given the opportunity to do some volunteer work in South Africa testing children’s hearing which she found to be an amazing experience.

Damien McInerney

Damien McInerney,

 Senior Audiologist (Bendigo & Castlemaine)

Bachelor of Behavioural 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 (Bendigo)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/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.

Michelle Thornton,

 Senior Audiologist (Gisborne & Castlemaine)

Bachelor of Arts(Linguistics)/Bachelor of Science(Physics),
Master of Clinical Audiology

Michelle has always been interested in science and linguistics, so choosing to be an Audiologist was a purposeful way of drawing both her passions together.

For the last 15 years, Michelle has been working in the Audiology industry as an audiologist, lecturer at La Trobe University and co-authored several journal articles.

Michelle loves that her job helps people communicate more effectively and improve the quality of their lives, something she is very passionate about. When not at work, you will find her spending time with her family, being active and exploring the many great outdoor activities that Central Victoria has to offer.

Georgia Gooding,

 Clinical Audiologist (Bendigo & Castlemaine)

Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Clinical Audiology

Georgia chose a career as an audiologist because she enjoys the different fields and technical aspects that audiology has to offer. Georgia loves that this job helps improve the quality of people’s lives, she is constantly learning and that no day is ever the same. When Georgia isn’t at work she is busy playing professional netball, traveling and exploring new parts of the world, catching up with friends and family and disconnecting by listening to podcasts.

Julia Quinlivan,

 Senior Audiologist (Castlemaine)

Bachelor of Applied Speech Pathology, Master of Clinical Audiology

With over 15 years’ experience as an Audiologist, Julia loves what she does! There is so much about audiology that she enjoys from the continuous advancement in technology in hearing aids, to helping her clients communicate more successfully and stay engaged. Born in Shepparton and raised in the Goulburn Valley, Julia loves living in Central Victoria. When not at work, Julia loves being able to enjoy the great outdoors, be it through road cycling, bushwalking, skiing and growing food for her family to enjoy.

Our Staff

Dan Bowles

Dan Bowles,

Manager/Hearing Aid Technician (Bendigo, 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.

Karen Kerr,

Office Manager (Castlemaine & Kyneton)

Karen joined the Butterfly team in August 2021, bringing with her 4 years of experience in the field of audiology. She is passionate about making people’s lives better, whether it’s repairing hearing aids to help people reconnect or simply a friendly smile to brighten their day. In her spare time, Karen loves baking tasty treats, listening to music, and getting outdoors camping and caravanning to explore all the hidden secrets across our beautiful country.

Debra Kennedy

Debra Kennedy,

 Administration (Bendigo)

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 has worn hearing aids from an early age. Peta’s experiences help her relate to clients and ensure their 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,

 Administration/Hearing Aid Technician (Bendigo & Castlemaine)

Eamon finds his role in administration and hearing aid repair very enjoyable, as he gets to see the improvement in our client’s quality of life every day. Eamon holds a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and is now studying to become an audiologist at the University of Melbourne which he is loving. In his spare time, Eamon likes to get outdoors with activities such as camping, golf, tennis and mountain biking.