Bernice Dinner, Ph.D., Audiologist
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, Ms. 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 upon Ms. Dinner’s relocation to
the East coast.
Ms. Dinner is currently 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.
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.
Ms. 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
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.