About Us

Audiology South is owned by local, experienced audiologists Simon Melville and Anthony Rowcroft.

Owner-operated by local audiologists

Audiology South has a growing reputation across the South of New Zealand. Our key difference is our independence – we supply and fit hearing devices from all leading manufacturers and are not limited by the products of any one supplier. Customers get the best options for their hearing needs, every time. 

Audiology South is owned and operated by audiologists who work in clinic every day alongside their team. Anthony Rowcroft of Dunedin and Simon Melville of Arrowtown are experienced audiologists who are active in the profession. 

“It’s important we provide an environment that works for our audiologists so they can give the best hearing care to our customers. We have an outstanding team of clinicians who know how to deliver great solutions. We just have to supply them the tools to do it,” Anthony says. 

“That means top-quality rooms and facilities, the best equipment, the opportunity to attend conferences and continually develop their practice, and the freedom to prescribe the best solutions for their clients.” 

“We’re audiologists too, so we know what works for everybody,” adds Simon.


Audiology South supports several local and national charities including the Otago Community Hospice, Hearing Dogs NZ, and The Hawthorndale Care Village. Our support includes community days when staff leave the office, roll up their sleeves and work alongside a charity to support people in need.

Each year our “Hear for Christmas” initiative gives the gift of free hearing aids to recipients who otherwise may not be able to afford them.

We also actively sponsor various community and sports clubs.

Audiology South works at being environmentally friendly. We currently provide a free hearing aid battery recycling service that is available to all hearing aid users in our region. We also work with suppliers to reduce plastic packaging.

Access to Leading ENT surgeons

Audiology South’s premises are also home to ENT Southland.  We have a close association with Matthew Leaper and Dean Ruske, who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat and neck disorders.

Each specialist holds a monthly private clinic in our rooms, administered from their base in Dunedin.  Our Audiology South team assist them by scheduling and conducting hearing tests for clients, as required prior to appointments