“Chess, Snakes and ladders, Monopoly, Rummy, Twister, Balderdash, 30 Seconds, Pictionary, Scrabble, Cluedo” and my newest favourite “Dobble”……..board games and card games…..….I love them all.……
I know the games, the rules and the players. I know when to talk and when to listen. I compromise and allow others to have a turn. I have a good sense of humour and a good winner and loser……. I am be able to adapt to new games, new rules and new players. I get satisfaction from seeing progress as well as reaching the end goal. I am be able to keep the pieces together. I am patient. I believe these characteristics and skills are core to being a good board game player and…….. Being a good hearing aid clinician.
I am Anna-Marie Marais, and I am a game board player………………and more importantly I am your hearing aid specialist in Brisbane who helps you to play the game of communication more effectively.
I have been working as a hearing aid clinician for almost 2 decades. I have embraced the challenges and rewards of serving the rural, military (yes, I have also done my basic military training…), and private communities in South Africa for 15 years and I have loved serving you, my Australian clients, with the same passion and knowledge, for the last 4 years. I am also looking forward to spending the next few decades of my life helping you on the journey of better hearing and ultimately better quality of life.
I am passionate about learning about and using new technology and I enjoy seeing the extraordinary results when it is applied and used successfully. I believe knowledge is power and therefore I empower my clients with appropriate and right amount of knowledge to make their own decisions. I also still learn from my colleagues and clients on a daily basis.
After hours I love spending time (…..playing board games amongst other things) with my very supportive husband Charl, and my two amazing daughters Michelle and Bianca.
This was me in a “board game box” and I am looking forward to seeing you in the Brisbane clinic soon to hear about your favourite game.