Clinical Staff

Providing the highest quality of audiological services and hearing rehabilitation options to the Far North Queensland Region

Gerard Del Favero

Gerard Del Favero

Cert IV Aud Eng, BMus, MAudS, MAudSA(CC)

Gerard was born in Cairns and attended school locally at St Joseph’s Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic College for completion of his secondary studies. Gerard went on to tertiary studies at James Cook University in Townsville studying Computer Science / Computer Systems Engineering before moving to Brisbane to complete a Certificate IV in Audio Engineering in 1999.

Gerard went on to attend further studies at Queensland University of Technology completing his degree in Music majoring in Recording Production. With a view to furthering and continuing his education to a post graduate level Gerard enrolled at the University of Queensland completing a Masters of Clinical Audiology in 2003.

Gerard returned to Cairns in 2003 taking his first position in a private practice setting before starting the Cairns Audiology Group with his colleague Philippa Carter at the end of 2008.

Since that time Gerard has continued his work in private practice delivering much needed audiological services for the Far North Queensland region. Gerard has a special interest professionally in both ENT diagnostic audiological assessment and rehabilitative audiology. Given Gerard’s unique background with education and training in audio engineering prior to Audiology, this broad skill set is well refined to provide the highest quality of counselling and technical skill for optimisation of hearing aid fitting for Gerard’s clients.

Gerard’s current professional interests also extend to central auditory processing and auditory training, and aspects of occupational audiology including sound level assessment.

Philippa Carter

Philippa Carter


Philippa was raised on a cattle station outside of Charters Towers and completed primary schooling via correspondence before attending high school at All Souls’ and St Gabriel’s as a boarder. Philippa then went on to complete a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Griffith University before finishing her Masters in Clinical Audiology at the University of Queensland in 2003.

Philippa moved to Cairns in late 2003 taking on her first placement as an Audiologist in a private practice before starting the Cairns Audiology Group with her colleague Gerard Del Favero at the end of 2008.

Since this time Philippa has gained a great deal of experience in providing audiological services to the local Far North Queensland community including the Cape and Torres Straits region with a particular focus in complex diagnostic audiological assessments for all age groups, vestibular function (balance) assessments and paediatric audiology.

Philippa’s current professional interest also extends to tinnitus and hyperacusis assessment and management, acoustic shock injury and neonatal assessment.

Philippa currently operates a fortnightly visiting clinic in Atherton.

Matthew Del Favero

Matthew Del Favero


Matthew grew up in Cairns and attended St Joseph’s Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic College. Following secondary studies, Matthew moved to Brisbane to complete tertiary studies in Film and TV Production at Queensland University of Technology in 2004.

Over the next few years, Matthew worked as a video producer in Brisbane and Cork, Ireland; before returning to Australia and enrolling at the University of Queensland and completing a Masters of Clinical Audiology in 2009.

Matthew worked as an audiologist for Hearing Australia in Ipswich throughout 2010, providing rehabilitative services to Office of Hearing Services (OHS) clients. In 2011 Matthew moved back to Cairns to be part of the Cairns Audiology Group team, and had the amazing opportunity to provide audiological support for ENT Outreach Services to the regional and remote communities of FNQ for several years.

Matthew’s current professional interests include adult rehabilitative audiology and diagnostic audiology for both children and adults.