Audiologist of the Year 2017: Get to know the 7 country winners

Austria: Herdis Menhardt

Herdis Menhardt

“For my children and I, Mrs Menhardt is the best hearing technician.”

Herdis Menhardt was nominated by Heidi, who, in her entry, described how Herdis understood hearing aids perfectly. Heidi is almost deaf and her three of her four children are also hearing impaired, some to a high degree. Thanks to the patience and support of Mrs Menhardt, Heidi and her family have found optimal hearing aids for their needs and are checked every year, ensuring everything runs smoothly and fits in around school, university and professional life.

In her heart-warming nomination for Herdis, Heidi said: “Herdis is the most competent, most informed and patient hearing professional I know. She understands hearing aids perfectly and is a master of computers and special programmes.

“I am almost totally deaf myself, three of my four children are also hearing impaired, so our experience in this area is very broad. Thanks to this audiologist, we have found optimal hearing aids for our needs. For my children and I, she is the best hearing aid technician.”

Herdis Menhardt works at Hör-Akustik Döbling.