Who We Are

Hutt Valley Hearing is the trading name of the Hutt Valley Hearing Trust, a registered New Zealand charitable trust in Hutt Valley, Wellington.

We support the well-being of those affected by hearing loss while promoting hearing health and hearing loss prevention.

Our clinic people

Gaylene – manager

gayleneI am a very experienced administration manager who has worked in the field of not-for-profit administration, mostly in the hospitality field, for a very long time. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my role in all aspects of accounts, office administration and staff management.

When I joined this organisation I gained a huge amount of understanding about what I was experiencing and what deafness actually means to those that live with it.

Like most disabilities that cannot be seen, there is a lot of education and input required from many levels to help those who, like me, are experiencing age-related deafness. I firmly believe that we must start at the grass roots and identify all forms of deafness in our community and help those who have needs that are not being met in the traditional welfare system.

My partner and I have lived in the Hutt Valley for 15 years now. I have two sons, both living in Melbourne with their families. I have six grandchildren of my own and when I add my partner’s grandchildren, we have a total of 14 grandchildren. They keep us very busy! My hobbies are home-based – knitting, sewing and baking. We love to travel, too.

I recently began wearing hearing aids, particularly necessary in my case for hearing in crowded situations such as restaurants and bars.


Tania – administrator

gayleneI have been working in medical based administration/reception for over the past 11 years and enjoy helping to create a welcome experience for customers.

We have lived in the Hutt Valley for many years and have 3 adult children and a recent grandchild who keeps us entertained.

I enjoy gardening, walks, cafes and home renovating!

Our nurses


Ann – ear nurse

I have been a registered nurse NZRN for 38 years at the time of writing.

I have worked as an ear nurse for 15+ years. I find it very satisfying to see my clients leave feeling much better and hearing much clearer. I enjoy passing on education about ear health to my clients and their families.

I particularly enjoy working with children from the age of 18 months upwards.

I have two adult children still living at home and drinking my whiskey.

I enjoy reading, Netflix and socialising with my family and friends.


Cheryl – ear technician

I have 3 children and have lived in the Hutt Valley all my life.
I am a trained Beauty Therapist and have also worked in the hospitality trade in my younger years.

I’ve been with Hutt Valley Hearing Trust since May 2023 and have loved it here, learning new skills and advancing my knowledge.
I really enjoy this job as I get to meet new people and having them leave feeling and hearing 100% better than when they arrived.