Tim Rayner

Tim completed a Bachelor Science at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Neuroanatomy and Psychology. He then completed a Graduate Diploma of Audiology at The University of Melbourne. Initially he was employed as a solo Audiologist with the Health Department of Victoria in Sunbury CHC for 1989. In 1990 he was appointed at Warrnambool Base Hospital as Chief Audiologist. He also began a private practice in September 1990 working with an ENT in Mt Gambier and a small rehabilitation clinic. Tim Rayner Audiology was born.

After ten years of public service, in 2000, Tim moved into full time private practice in Warrnambool and regional areas throughout Western Victoria. The practice specialises with diagnostics and paediatrics. It has close relationships with regional Ear Nose & Throat Specialists. He has been involved with infant diagnosis having been very early in installing ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) equipment in May 1991. The practice also has led the way with several firsts in terms of hearing aid prescription and fittings.  The latest in November 2015, we took part in a world wide “Widex Unique Hearing Aid trial”. Two clinics were selected in each of ten different countries to trial and study the new Unique range of hearing aids. Our findings have been published. The clinic now has a complement of five Audiologist and covers six regional clinics. These include a public appointment to Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham).

He is currently enrolled in a Master Sciences (Aural rehabilitation) Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, specialising in Service provision. He is also heavily involved in graduate teaching and also with Audiology Australia in the new Internship revamped program. He has a strong dedication to services for all through regional areas. Outside work, Tim’s interests involve his family, woodwork and still playing basketball.


Lauren completed the Masters in Clinical Audiology from The University of Melbourne in 2008. Following this she relocated back to Warrnambool to join the team at Tim Rayner Audiology.  She completed her internship in 2009.  Since then she has been given many opportunities to connect with local people and help them with their hearing journey.

She is proficient in both adult and paediatric diagnostic assessments, as well as all aspects of hearing aid prescription, fitting and adjustments. Lauren specialises with neonatal work with the diagnosis of young hard of hearing infants and young children.  Lauren maintains her Certificate of Clinical Practice by actively participating in Audiology Australia’s continuing professional development program. Lauren is also involved with our teaching program for  our interns and all other audiologists.

Lauren feels privileged to work at an independent private practice that provides a service based on the individual's needs and allows her to work within a great team. Lauren works at our Warrnambool and Portland clinics on a part time basis and enjoys the variety of work and seeing a wide range of clients.


Kyle grew up on a dairy farm just down the road in Panmure. His interest in audiology sparked from his childhood, where he had a lot of ear infections and disease which lead to several major surgeries in his teenage years.

As a result of this he is passionate about ear health and the health of

rural communities.

Kyle went to high school in Warrnambool before moving to Bendigo where he completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Public Health. Following this he made the move to Melbourne to complete his Masters degree in Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne. Kyle has always wanted to return to a rural area to start his professional career, so he joined the team at Tim Rayner Audiology in 2018 and started his Clinical Internship. Outside of work his interests are music, cooking, fishing, and the outdoors. Before audiology he worked as a chef for 5 years, and nowadays he still goes out to the family farm to help out with the occasional milking and at harvest time. Kyle is looking forward to working with both the young and the not so young of the wider Warrnambool community, assisting them with their ears and hearing today and into the future.


Geraldine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016. Thereafter, she moved to Warrnambool to take up her audiology internship. She was very privileged to be offered a position at an independent private audiology practice that prioritises patient care above everything else. She has been working in both diagnostics and rehabilitation areas of audiology since joining the team at Tim Rayner Audiology in 2017. She completed her internship and gained her Clinical Certificate of Practice in early 2018.

Geraldine enjoys working with patients across all ages. She is patient with adult clients and gentle with children.

Her favourite part about being a clinician is getting to know her clients well and ensuring they receive individualised

patient care. She is committed to continual learning in the ever advancing field of audiology.

In her spare time, Geraldine enjoys running and driving up to the Grampians for hikes.


Ruth grew up in Ballarat before moving to Melbourne where she studied a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Structure and Function. Following this, she completed her Masters in Clinical Audiology from the University of Melbourne in 2019.

Ruth has always been interested in returning to regional Victoria to start her professional career and has extensive family in Western Victoria. She was very excited to be offered a position with Tim Rayner Audiology and soon relocated to Warrnambool to take up her clinical internship at the beginning of this year. She has enjoyed getting to know her adult and paediatric clients and experiencing a wide range of audiological work in her first year of audiology.  Ruth looks forward to her ongoing learning and getting to know the Warrnambool Community.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoys sewing, cooking, and exploring the outdoors. Now that she lives by the coast, she is even hoping to take up surfing.


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Administration Staff

The Administration Team at Tim Rayner Audiology is an integral part of our experienced care giving Audiology service. Our team consists of 7 dedicated members across our 4 main clinics. They all work together to support the Audiologists and provide our patients with exceptional care.

The main office in Warrnambool is the administration hub for all our regional clinics and is open every week day. 

The team is guided by Merrilyn Musico who has many years experience in office administration. 

Merrilyn’s role is to lead and support the whole administration team. 

Merrilyn has worked in allied health for over 20 years and has an excellent understanding of patient care.

The Warrnambool reception team consists of Kim Finch and Linda Kerr. Kim has worked at Tim Rayner for many years and has gained a wealth of knowledge of Audiology and has a very efficient and welcoming personality. 

Linda has also worked for Tim Rayner for many years and is only too happy to help with all patient needs and her caring friendly nature makes her a favourite amongst our patients.  Noelene Martin is our extremely proficient audio typist. Noelene is responsible for all Tim Rayner’s typing needs.  Noelene has a very adaptable role and also helps in reception.

Our Regional clinics in Portland, Hamilton and Horsham are only open on certain days and on those days the Audiologists are supported by an administration person. 

In Portland you will be greeted by a very experienced and well organised member of the team Lyn Barnett.  Lyn also helps out at the Hamilton office from time to time.  The Hamilton office is staffed by very capable and friendly Jenna Sherlock.   Team member Kerrie Trounce is the only administration person employed in Horsham and is very knowledgeable as she comes from a background in Hearing Services.

Our administration staff are always there to help you.