Dr. Christopher Johnson returned to South Bay Hearing in 2018, after obtaining his degree in audiology from the joint doctoral program of San Diego State University and UC San Diego. He is excited to be returning to his hometown of Torrance; he attended Riviera Elementary, Richardson Middle, and South Torrance High schools, and he attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies in Spanish. He also trained musically in voice and guitar at El Camino College. He even had his hearing tested as a young child by Dr. McBride, the founder of South Bay Hearing.
Dr. Johnson performed volunteer work in Ecuador after high school and learned Spanish fluently. This experience gave him a passion for humanitarian work and for traveling abroad to experience other cultures. It also led him to a teaching position in West Los Angeles. After teaching middle school for several years, he worked at South Bay Hearing as a lab technician, audiology assistant, and hearing aid dispenser from 2012 to 2014. The compassion and excellent service provided to patients at South Bay Hearing inspired him to obtain a doctoral degree in audiology.
While in San Diego, Dr. Johnson volunteered with the California Academy of Audiology, The Lion’s Club, and several local schools to provide hearing loss awareness, speech and language services, and hearing aid services to the community. In recognition of his public service endeavors, he received the Kala Singh Memorial Scholarship and the Dorothy Lee Elliot Endowment Scholarship. He provided hearing health screenings to athletes from all over the world at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at USC and continues to seek out opportunities for volunteer service whenever he can.
In his free time, Christopher enjoys diving and running, and he can often be found taking on a do-it-yourself project around the house and in the garden. He also loves to travel and learn new languages, and has recently begun studying Mandarin Chinese.