Specsavers has welcomed our 100th Australian audiology partner, with Rita Hou joining the network, taking over the Upper Mt Gravatt and Toowong stores in Queensland.
Rita brings to Specsavers a wealth of experience, holding degrees in speech pathology and audiology, as well as extensive experience within the healthcare sector.
“I’ve worked with both children and adults in diagnostic hearing assessments, aural rehabilitation including hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as other diagnostic assessments, such as balance assessments.
“Joining Specsavers as an Audiology Partner seemed the perfect combination between business and my passion for adult hearing rehabilitation,” she says.
Rita joins Specsavers as our 100th partner, just shy of the launch of our 160th store, which is set to open next month.
Rita says while she has only recently joined the business, she’s been following the brand with interest.
“I was already a Specsavers optical customer long before Specsavers Audiology launched in Australia. My experience with Specsavers as a customer had always been pleasant; everyone was always friendly and professional, not to mention excellent quality glasses at a great price.
“When I started to look at it as business opportunity, I spoke with some friends who had become JVPs and they all highly recommended the partnership. I made my first enquiries in 2019, worked through the assessment, and started waiting for a preferred location to come up. My commencement got slightly held up due to the COVID-19 pandemic but I’m glad we are finally here!”
Rita says she is honoured to join the business at the 100th partner and is excited for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
She says coming on board and undertaking the training, as well as meeting the support team has helped transform her mindset from that of an employee to one of a business owner.
“My confidence in the Specsavers brand has been further consolidated – I love that Specsavers have the customer at the heart of the operation, which is reflected in the high level of clinical practice and the excellent pricing of hearing devices,” she says.
“The Specsavers vision and work culture seem great, and with the high clinical standards combined with the best hearing aid prices in the industry, you know you are doing the right thing by the people you help.”
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to help many people as possible with their hearing by providing the best clinical services at the most affordable prices.”