Bernice Dinner was the founder and former CEO of Hear
Now which was a Denver-based charitable organization
that provided hearing aids and cochlear implants to
low-income patients. As the major force of this
organization, Dr. Dinner was responsible for all facets
of the business including programming, development and
day-to-day operations. After helping over 15,000
individuals and raising over $4 million dollars, Hear
Now’s hearing aid assistance program merged with the
Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Dr. Dinner most recently was the audiologist for
Littleton Regional Hospital in Littleton, New Hampshire.
Her responsibilities include providing diagnostic
audiology services to the hospital's otolaryngologist,
area pediatricians, and family physicians as well as the
prescribing and fitting of hearing aids. She also
conducts Hearing Health Fairs for the community. Dr.
Dinner and her family returned to Denver in 2010. She is
currently serving on the Board of Directors for the
Colorado Oral Deaf Preschool.
Prior to this, Bernice’s other positions have included:
philanthropic consultant to various medical and
community 501(c)(3) organizations; Clinical Director of
the Cochlear Implant program for Colorado Otologic
Research Center; Clinical Director and President of the
Board of Directors for Pfenninger Institute in Wheat
Ridge, Colorado; and various audiology roles that
include supervisory, instructional and staff positions.
Dr. Dinner holds a B.A. in Speech Pathology and an M.A.
in Audiology from the University of Denver. She received
her Ph.D in Communication Disorders and Speech Science
from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
In addition to full audiology licensure and professional
memberships, Bernice holds leadership positions in
several charitable organizations including the
Presidency of the Jewish Charities of America.
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