Obtained her degree as a Speech Therapist and Audiologist in Europe where she worked for many years in the hearing industry and specifically trained as an audiologist and worked with ENT in the fitting of cochlear implants.
Siemens Hearing Instruments invited her to come and live in Australia to train audiologists in the technology and fitting of hearing aids.
After several years of intensive travelling and presenting seminars in Australia, she decided to settle in Brisbane and re-focus again on the clinical side of her work. Falls of Sound in Indooroopilly had been operating very successfully, and Katia and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast where she opened Falls of Sound Maroochydore.
Katia’s priority in the business is to make sure that every client receives an outstanding experience in their “journey to better hearing”. Therefore she is constantly training herself in the latest technology of all brands. She appreciates the client’s feedback, so a further comparison between products can be analysed.
Peter De Laet
After working most of his career as an electrical contractor, Peter joined the Falls of Sound Team as their Marketing Officer in 2015. Brand development, website traffic growth, website UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems. Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development.
Advising new business, AdWords and Social media. Generate new developments of hearing focused businesses, including hearing market analysis: comprehensive database management and migration software. Also responsible for onsite and offsite team training.
“Our team makes me look good. These guys are handpicked and very engaged in taking care of our clients”. “Working at Falls of Sound is knowing we make a positive difference in someone’s life every day”.
Starting out as a beauty stylist Kyra’s career in that industry is nothing short of impressive. Not only did she work on people’s appearance, her supportive nature created a self-belief with her clients which she is very proud of.
You’ll find Kyra to be a calm, inquisitive team player. Always willing to explore all options to achieve the very best result. Completing a Community Service Certificate shows her commitment to help and support.
Her two teenagers are the light of her life. Very grateful being part of their journey, watching them grow and mature she describes as ‘the most joy a mother can have’.
Having worked in the hearing industry for over five years, Kerri is the friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming face you’ll see walking into the Indooroopilly clinic.
With her long history of customer service roles, she knows the value of going the extra mile to ensure customers have the best experience. “The hearing industry is full of heart and I enjoy seeing lives changed and our customers achieving better hearing. Being independent, Falls of Sound has a large range of hearing device brands to offer and keeps my workdays exciting and fresh.”
Two grown children and two beautiful little granddaughters keep her very occupied. At home, her hubby is a great handyman who can build just about anything and they have six lovely big black fluffy legged chickens who look forward to her coming home to feed them every day!
After Kristina finished high school she was offered an Optical and Audiological apprenticeship in Germany. Having both skills she realised that hearing was her passion and followed her husband to Australia. She ended up working for Signia a hearing aid manufacturer supporting hearing clinics all over Australia. Falls of Sound is very lucky to have Kristina as the main Audiometrist at our Maroochydore clinic.
She’s also passionate about running and takes part in various marathons in South East Queensland.
After completing his studies at the University of Queensland, Rhys became an audiologist and has been practising ever since. With his approachability and genuine care for his work, he has been a breath of fresh air for the Indooroopilly clinic, quickly taking over as the main audiologist for the practice.
In his spare time, you might find Rhys playing touch football and serenading his dog, Jimmy, with a bit of guitar and singing. He’ll blow you away with his passion for geology, and of course, when you next come in, don’t forget to talk to him about cricket!
A true “citizen of the world”, Elodie returned to Brisbane after several years in England and settled into her role as Business Unit Manager. While working primarily out of the Indooroopilly clinic, you may also find her in Maroochydore helping with the clinic and its business development.
Fluent in French, Italian and Spanish – with more on the way – Elodie is a self-declared geek, who loves to have a chat and get to know the clinic regulars. If you want to test out your new hearing aids, she’ll happily talk your ear off about Sci-Fi, mythology or linguistics!