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Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Nick Mavroudis

Name:  Nick Mavroudis

Job:  Senior Audiologist

Site that you’re based at:  Frankston Integrated Health Centre

What does a typical day/shift in your role involve?

Assessing children’s hearing in a sound treated room. This involves using a range of specialised techniques and equipment. It also involves engaging the child and making the assessment process as child friendly as possible, so it is a positive and enjoyable experience for both the child and parent.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in this field?

The opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of others and being able to work with clients, as I enjoy people contact. The anatomy and workings of the human ear also intrigued me coming from a Science background initially as a student, before embarking on my Audiology studies.

What do like best about your job?

The satisfaction of making such a difference to a child’s life in terms of their speech and language development and their educational capabilities, once a diagnosis of hearing loss has been made. Most hearing losses diagnosed are treatable through medical intervention and as an Audiologist, I am generally the first and best credentialed professional to detect a problem and initiate appropriate action, to improve a client’s hearing. Ultimately, my role as an Audiologist changes lives for the better and I find this level of responsibility extremely rewarding and a privilege.

What has been one memorable moment you’ve experienced working in Children’s Services at Peninsula Health?

I have so many memorable moments, particularly with children who arrive fearful or hesitant but end up not wanting to leave the Audiology Clinic.  Last year I was told before I assessed a 4-year-old boy that I would find him difficult to engage due to behavioural concerns. Eventually he established such a rapport with me throughout the assessment that as he was leaving, he invited me to his pyjama/sleepover party!!  That was quite a memorable moment to say the least. 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy fishing, spending time with my teenage sons and wife, home renovations, gardening and going to the movies.