Lisa Hellwege – Director
Earworx was established in 2016 by Registered Nurse Lisa Hellwege, to provide her clients with a safe and effective professional micro-suction earwax removal service. This is the same gentle, effective and dry technique used by ENT specialists across Australia.
Lisa has undertaken both a Nationally Accredited Course in Micro-Suction and Aural Hygiene, and a Course in Aural Care adapted from the Aural Care Certificate delivered by Mandeville Hospital in the UK. Lisa previously worked for a number of years in the ENT clinics as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She was also the Tasmanian State Coordinator for the National Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses Group for 6 years, coordinating ENT education for the State, and was a finalist in the Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers in 2021. Lisa has a qualified, strong and experienced business and administrative team behind her, with every element of the business adhering to our values of being professional, kind and generous.
Lisa’s passion is to help patients have a better quality of life through addressing and preventing impacted wax and supporting ear health. The mission of Earworx is to provide patients with exceptional service to the highest standards of patient care in safe, effective and professional ear wax removal.
Dani Donegan – Registered Nurse
Dani is our Registered Nurse for the North and the North-West of Tasmania. She has extensive experience in aural health, thanks to her role working in the operating theatre at North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) where she specialises in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) procedures. She has also held the position of Associate Nurse Unit Manager at the Royal Victorian Ear and Eye Hospital, as well as positions at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and Darwin Private Hospital.
She has been a strong advocate and supporter of patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, such as laryngectomies. Her advocacy culminated in the establishment of the laryngectomy support group at NWRH.
Alanna Cook- Registered Nurse
Alanna has over 20 years’ clinical experience working across Australia. She has specialised in surgical nursing in addition to working in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation, hospital management, quality and safety, and adult education.
She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania and has now made the move to join the Hobart Earworx clinic as one of our talented Registered Nurses.
Alanna expertly balances a compassionate patient focus with a professional approach to all the tasks and duties she pursues.
Her enthusiasm and reassurance in our Hobart clinic is a welcome warmth that sets patients at ease from the moment they walk through our doors. Alanna has a passion for working with our valued Earworx clients to both remedy their uncomfortable ear conditions and build trusting, professional relationships.
Gloria Mendoza – Registered Nurse
Gloria is a Hobart local with over six years of nursing experience, providing compassionate care to people in many healthcare settings.
She has had extensive clinical experience, beginning her career undertaking clinical placements at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Hornsby Hospital, Esther Sommerville Nursing Home and Greenwood Nursing Home. She has worked with all segments of the community, most recently having worked for Guardian Network and Huon Regional Care and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients.
Gloria is also a valued member of multiple volunteer organisations and devotes much of her time and her abilities as a Registered Nurse to helping others. She loves working in a team and finding opportunities to learn new skills. Gloria is extremely reliable, friendly, and always communicates clearly with her patients.
Gloria speaks both English and Spanish and loves working with people from all walks of life. She is excited to bring her skills and positive mindset to Earworx Hobart.
Emily Burke – Office Manager
Born and raised in Tasmania, Emily has worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 15 years.
Emily commenced her career by completing a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hospitality Management) at the University of Tasmania. Prior to joining Earworx, Emily worked at the beautiful boutique Islington Hotel as Duty Manager and, most recently, worked in the Front Office and Reservations at Ibis Styles in Hobart.
Through these previous roles, Emily has built an array of skills and knowledge along the way, from organization and communication, through to impeccable customer service skills.
It’s no surprise then that Emily believes in going that extra mile for all clients—to exceed their expectations. Her main focus (and she enjoyed most) in all her previous roles has always been dealing with people. She strives to deliver the highest standard of service for each and every patient at Earworx.
Emily is looking forward to beginning this exciting new chapter in her career, where she will be working alongside the friendly and welcoming Earworx team as our Office Manager in Hobart.