Melinda “Sunni” McBride, Doctor of Audiology, founded South Bay Hearing & Balance Center in 2007. Dr. McBride and her team of specialists have created a dynamic, award-winning audiology/hearing aid practice, located in Torrance, that uses the newest in high-tech equipment and stresses personalized customer service. She and her team have been voted South Bay’s Best Audiologists every year since 2008. The team became a member of Audigy in 2011. As the only AudigyCertified™ practice in the community, they are committed to providing the highest level of hearing care. In 2013, Sunni acquired Mission Audiology in Mission Viejo.
Sunni McBride received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in 2000. She was one of the first Doctor of Audiology recipients in California. Because of her continued success building one of the premiere hearing aid practices in Southern California, she was invited to be the first provider in the South Bay of the Lyric, a totally invisible, extended-wear hearing aid. As one of the top Lyric providers in the U.S., Sunni has become a consultant for the Lyric hearing device and has lectured and coached in several countries around the world.
Sunni feels that it is important to raise audiology awareness in the community. She has been a co-sponsor of the Senior Aging Expo. She went on a hearing mission to Guadalajara, Mexico, where she was part of a team that fit 2,000 hearing aids on needy people. She has appeared as a guest lecturer on CNN and local cable television, taught classes in the audiology program at California State Los Angeles University and given presentations about hearing to local and professional organizations.
Sunni loves being a grandmother to a growing number of grandchildren. She enjoys hiking and skiing.