Peter Hoang has always had his eye on a Specsavers partnership.
“I became an audiologist to make a difference in people’s lives. I always wanted to do something clinical, something more rehabilitative focused in the health field. Audiology was an emerging field and I thought it’d be a great opportunity to be part of the movement. So, I did a lot of research and thought it would be a great idea to study. Knowing that I had a knack for connecting with people and loving a good chat, the job fits my personality well,” he says.
“While I was studying, I knew Specsavers had started offering partnership opportunities in Australia, but I was also aware that I wouldn’t be able to join them until I obtained my full qualifications and had some experience under my belt, so I had to wait for my time.”
Peter says he always felt the Australian hearing industry was due for a shake-up.
“I’ve always thought there was room for improvements across the industry, both from a clinician and a customer perspective. For example, the pricing of hearing devices, services, and quality of audiology practice in Australia as a whole, needs an update. I knew though, that Specsavers coming into the market could achieve this, so I’ve been keeping a close eye on what they’ve been doing.”
Now, finally taking up the mantle of partner, with his first store in Warrnambool already operational and a second store in Mt Gambier coming soon, Peter is living his dream.
“It’s a strange feeling,” he says of finally being in his own store. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a company or with a company that is so transparent and so open about their values. It’s amazing to be part of that.”
“The Specsavers model works because we as partners have the same goals, ideals, and values. My goal is to change the hearing industry for the better. Coming from a clinical background, I didn’t have the business skills to be able to tackle the challenge solo. Having Specsavers as a partner, a backer, to help take care of that aspect and to invest in my development – I couldn’t ask for more.”
“If you’re motivated, ambitious, and want to make a real difference in our industry, then Specsavers is the place to be. I’ve only been with them for a few months now and I know this is the only company I needed to be with until I retire.”