Our Team Members
Dr Yazdaneh GaltPrincipal Audiologist and Director of ACE Audiology
Yazdaneh Galt arrived in Australia in the early 90s with her two children and in 1999 completed her Bachelor in Psychology from Queensland University of Technology, mastering English in the process. She then pressed on to complete her Master in Clinical Audiology from Macquarie University and then completed her Doctorate from Arizona School of Health Science.
Women are often challenged establishing a business alone. It took a lot of hard work and there were many barriers to break through before she could rest comfortable that her Bulleen clinic was on a sound footing. She is delighted to now expand her service offerings to Ivanhoe.
For the last two decades she has worked as an Audiologist focusing on hearing assessment, counselling and hearing aid dispensing. The business has also expanded with “state of the art” equipment for earwax management, paediatrics and the testing and treatment of balance disorders. She has received numerous awards over the years inclusive of a “Going the Extra Mile Award”, “Excellence in Clinical Audiology” and a much coveted “Outstanding Practitioner of the Year” in 2010.
Her daughter, Noora, wrote and directed a feature film based on Yazdaneh’s early life in Australia. Her film “Shayda” successfully entered the Sundance Film Festival in 2023, won the audience award and was sold to Sony Pictures Classic. Cannes best actor 2022, Zar Amir Ebrahimi plays the lead role of Shayda and has received many glowing reviews of the film and her performance of the role. It is on general release from October 2023 in Australia after showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
[Pictured left to right. Noora Niasari (Writer/Director Shayda), Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Cannes Best Actor 2022) and Dr Yazdaneh Galt – taken “Red Carpet” World Premier Event – Park City, Utah, USA Jan 23]
Jonathan GaltAdult Specialist & Vestibular Audiologist
Jonathan Galt has now joined his wife Yazdaneh at ACE Audiology working full time as an Adult Specialist & Vestibular Audiologist. He will be working predominantly at our new ACE Audiology – Ivanhoe Clinic as well assisting at our Bulleen location.
Outside of work Jonathan scuba dives particularly in search of scallops and abalone. He enjoys gardening and reading about balance disorders and treatment.
Jonathan has worked for several decades in various capacities ranging from executive audiology management, paediatrics, compensation, an adult rehabilitation specialist and vestibular audiologist. He has been deeply involved in his profession serving his professional association as a Federal Councilor and as a State Branch President.
Jonathan is excited at working full time to assist the hearing and balance needs of our clients and will bring his decades of experience to the benefit all. We are delighted to have him on board.
Ali NiasariClinical Advisor
Ali grew up in NSW and did his Science degree with honours at UTS in Sydney. He completed his Audiology degree at Melbourne university. He has been an audiologist since 2010. He has worked in both hospitals as well as private ENT clinics having experience in both adult and paediatric populations.
Outside of Audiology he is passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, Rock climbing, Surfing, Gardening and Reading. Ali is taking a rest from Audiology as he is currently studying Medicine . We happy to have him lend a hand with administration and as an advisor from time to time as his studies permit.
SamanthaOffice Administration / ReceptionistSamantha joined the ACE family late 2018.She relocated to Melbourne’s North West in 2007 after growing up in the coastal town of Inverloch, Victoria.Samantha has completed a bachelor of science (psychology) and a certificate II in community services work. Her studies along with her passion for customer service lead her to working within allied health.Samantha has been working in the audiology industry for over 3 years and loves working with her clients.At home she is a busy partner and Mum to her Rottweiler Blue, Cat Millie and Bearded Dragon “The Earl”.
Hani joined ACE Audiology in late 2016 having extensive experience in Office Management. Hani is a Registered Nurse (RN) adding additional skills to the ACE team.
Being fluent in Farsi (Persian) and English is of benefit to many of our patients for whom this is their first language. Outside work Hani enjoys lap swimming and caring for her family.
ACE Audiology is thrilled to have an Office Administrator of her skills and genuine interest in the profession of Audiology.
Tania joined Ace Audiology in 2021 and has had many years of experience in a wide variety of industries including Health. She is a qualified Accountant and brings a wealth of knowledge to our clinic.
She is also a busy wife and mum to two teenage boys and recently new wonderful addition to the family, Ruby the Cavoodle.