Dubbo's Hear our Heart is excited to have officially secured audiologist Hope Chan on a permanent basis.
Hear our Heart's Virginia Redenbach said securing a full-time audiologist, who is living in Dubbo, will have a huge impact on the consistency and continuity of kids they test.
"In the past, urgent cases would need to wait until the next time we had a audiologist set to visit. Now that Hear our Heart has a full time audiologist we have additional hearing testing equipment set up permanently at our office," Ms Redenbach said.
"If a parent or carer calls us, we can arrange immediate hearing testing or an ear health check. This could save valuable time if child is waiting for treatment from our ear, nose and throat surgeon, or a quicker referral for other specialised treatment.
"Volunteer directors Rachel and Donna have worked very hard for the past four years to secure an audiologist for the charity.
"Hope was the only applicant who agreed to move out of the major cities and move to Dubbo, so we are thrilled beyond words."