Alison Chiam

Alison Chiam

Practice Principal and Principal Audiologist,

Alison’s professional and ethical approach to Audiology has earned her lifelong patients and regard amongst her peers. Alison thrives on changing people’s lives and educating her community.

Alison has 28 years experience in Paediatric and Adult Audiology. She studied Audiology at the University of Melbourne under Professor Graeme Clark who invented the Cochlear implant. In addition to hearing and hearing aids, her areas of speciality include Cochlear implantation, Bone anchored hearing aids and middle ear implants. Other special interests are Tinnitus & Hyperacusis. Alison has contributed to Tinnitus research projects and is published internationally. Alison co-authored a study in 2011 which won the prestigious Jack Vernon Award at the International Tinnitus Seminar in Brazil with Myriam Westcott. Recently she has been studying ways to actively manage conductive hearing loss in children and presented the results of this study at the Audiology Australia conference in Sydney and the National Otitis Media conference (OMOZ 2018) in Darwin in 2018.

Awards and Publications

  • Winner 2019 Shoalhaven Business Awards – Excellence in Professional & Commercia
  • Co-Author of “Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Patients: A Multi-Clinic Prevalence Study”;
  • Winner: Jack Vernon Award IXth International Tinnitus Seminar, Brazil March 2011, research selected (by a scientific panel) as the best for originality, innovation, study design, analysis; and ultimate impact on the field of tinnitus.
  • Paper presented at 5th Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, August 19-21, 2011, Buffalo, NY, USA,
  • Published in Noise and Health Journal: Noise and Health Journal, Mar-Apr 2013, Volume 15, Issue 63 pp117-128.
  • Audiology Australia National Conference 2018; Otitis Media, Drowning and Coastal kids.
  • Otitis Media National Conference (OMOZ 2018); Otitis Media; Active management, reconsidering the guidelines.
  • Winner, Shoalhaven Business Awards; Excellence in Personal Services 2017.
  • Winner, Shoalhaven Business Awards; Excellence in Professional Services 2015.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne 1991
  •  Postgraduate in Audiology, University of Melbourne 1992
  •  Clinical Certificate in Audiology 1994

Registration Numbers and Professional Memberships

  • Australian Government Hearing Services Provider number; 2218461A
  • Medicare provider number’s 2585252L and 2585253A.
  • Audiology Australia Practitioner number 5683

Hospital Affiliations

  • St Vincents Hospital – Private (Darlinghurst, NSW)
  • St George Hospital, Private Kogarah
  • Southern highlands private, Bowral

Professional Affiliations