About Us

Established in 2015, Pittwater Hearing is a completely independent clinic based Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Created by passionate Audiologist, Emma van Wanrooy, this clinic was created to provide an exceptional level of Audiological care, tailored to each individual’s needs.  

Our Clinic

At our Avalon and Mona Vale sites Pittwater Hearing provides a comprehensive range of audiological services, ranging from hearing tests for adults, children (including Central Auditory Processing assessments) to hearing aid services and cochlear implants for adults.  In Avalon, we also test children under 3years of age (click here for more information). 

We provide a full range of hearing aids from all manufacturers. We are happy to service and fine tune hearing aids that you have purchased elsewhere.

Hearing aid recommendations are based on your individual needs, and features in hearing aids that have been proven to be beneficial by independent research, as well as clinical experience.

In addition to our full time clinic in Avalon, we are pleased to offer a visiting clinic site at Gilbert Collins Medical Practice in Mona Vale.
All bookings are managed through our main number in Avalon, 8919 0008.


Emma van Wanrooy

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PWHearing-007-edited-scaled.jpgEmma van Wanrooy is an Audiologist with 26 years of experience working across a broad range of areas in Audiology. She has a Masters of Audiology from Macquarie University.  Emma has worked with some of Australia’s largest organisations including Australian Hearing, and the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre where she has worked alongside some of the leaders in this field. She has also worked with the internationally renowned National Acoustic Laboratories where she was involved in research into hearing aid fitting, bimodal hearing (cochlear implant and hearing aid worn together), and speech and language outcomes for children with hearing loss.

Emma has specialised in hearing assessment and habilitation for children and adults, including hearing aids and cochlear implants. Emma has always enjoyed exploring new frontiers in Audiology. Key areas of expertise for Emma are devices for single sided deafness (unilateral hearing loss) and providing services to clients remotely (tele audiology). She has presented papers and workshops at national and international conferences on topics including tele audiology (remote delivery of services via telemedicine) and bimodal fitting.  She has also co-authored Journal Articles and a Book Chapter.

As a result of her experience, Emma is a strong believer in the benefits of a high level of after care service for clients with hearing loss.  She prides herself on keeping up to date on the latest advances in technology, and independently evaluating the advertised benefits of the latest devices.

Emma is a full member of Audiology Australia , having served as the treasurer of the NSW Chapter from 2003-2007 and  has a certificate of clinical practice (cc). Emma is a proud member and  committee member of Independent Audiologists Australia. She is also on the organising committee of the Libby Harricks Memorial Oration hosted by Deafness Forum Australia.  

Emma lives locally in Bilgola, and is pleased to be able to use her skills to improve the quality of life of members of her local Pittwater community.

Amanda Carmichael

Amanda is an experienced and passionate Audiologist with over 20 years of experience; dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for clients through improved hearing. She is dedicated to a client centred approach, working with clients to understand their hearing loss and work with them to choose the best management strategies to help them live life to the full.

Acquiring her own hearing loss in recent years have given Amanda a unique insight and understanding of hearing loss from a personal experience. She has worked in a range of clinical, management and training roles, across a variety of clinical settings – including small business, large private companies, Universities, hospitals and Government Organisations. 

Amanda works at Pittwater Hearing on Thursday and Fridays

Amanda’s achievements include:

  • “Pride of Workmanship Award” for outstanding achievement in my chosen profession from The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc (2017)
  • Nominated in Top 10 of the international IDEAS competition (2013) with the Ida Institute, Denmark
  • Invited to attend “Managing Change” seminar with the Ida Institute, Denmark, January 2012 where she participated in the development phase of the “Change Guide Tool”.
  • Published a study guide with The University of Sydney, on Voice Sciences and Disorders (2002).

Abigail Zaguirre

After graduating, Abigail has worked in the Mid North Coast, working with both adult and paediatric clients. Abigail specialises in diagnosing different types of hearing loss and has expertise in fitting hearing devices from various manufacturers. Abigail is committed to providing personalised and evidence-based solutions to help clients achieve their communication goals and improve their quality of life. She regularly attends training and professional development events to update her knowledge on the latest technology and research to provide clients with the best patient-centred care.

Abigail works full-time across our Avalon and Mona Vale Clinics.