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At Triton Hearing we’ve become the first company in the world to offer TeleAudiology – an innovation that connects audiologists with clients around New Zealand using a high-definition teleconferencing system.

One of the ways Triton Hearing uses this technology to assist clients around the country is through Lady Penelope (known as Te Waka Āwhina in Māori). Penelope is a striking 1949 Bedford Bus-turned-Mobile Hearing Clinic, who’s been stationed at various expos in rural areas around the country performing TeleAudiology.

The canoe of support

Te Waka Āwhina can be interpreted in English as ‘the canoe of support’. Reverend Albie Martin used this phrase when referring to Penelope at Tri-ton Hearing’s Taranaki Tour launch at Owae Marae, Taranaki.

Sharing the Gift of Better Hearing

Lady Penelope is fitted out with state-of-the-art diagnostic hearing equipment and operates as a full service Triton TeleAudiology clinic. This has allowed Triton Hearing to be able to provide another world first - assess and fit clients with hearing aids in the same day. 
Since 2017 she’s been allowing Triton Hearing to give clients nationwide support with the following events: 
  • Innovation Days at Triton Hearing clinics with same-day hearing aid fittings.
  • Iwi visits where Triton Hearing has been able to test and fit the elders in the region’s Maori communities.
  • Community Days around New Zealand.
  • Various local and national events around New Zealand.

“We proved to the world that we could do TeleAudiology. I wanted to take this a step further, I wanted to prove that we could do TeleAudiology in a mobile clinic and improve people’s lives.” 

“One of the (Triton Hearing) pillars is accessibility. And I want to make sure we have something that can actually, genuinely go into communities that are struggling to do something about their hearing loss and the stigma of hearing loss.” 

-Triton Hearing Managing Director James Whittaker 
With over 70 locations across the country, Triton Hearing recognised that seeing an audiologist was difficult for some New Zealanders.

Free hearing tests and a free no obligation 10-day trial, make it as easy as possible for you to access top-quality service, products and genuine, honest advice on the best hearing solution for you. Every time you walk into one of our clinics or talk to our people, you can relax knowing you are in expert, caring hands.

To book your FREE appointment please call 0800 45 45 43 or request your appontment online.
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