South Bay Hearing & Balance Center
Melinda "Sunni" McBride
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 utilizes 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 the Audigy Group National Network in 2011. As the only Audigy Certified practice in the community, they are committed to providing the highest level of hearing care.
In 2013, Sunni acquired Mission Audiology in Mission Viejo. In 2014, she formed the Sound Wave Hearing Centers Group, a brand which will represent excellence in hearing care now and in the future.
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, totally invisible, extended wear hearing aid. As one of the top Lyric providers in the US, 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 2000 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.
Dr. Rebecca Hu earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA and her Doctoral degree in Audiology from Northwestern University. Dr. Hu is a certified member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. After completing her training, Dr. Hu spent another year at the University of Chicago Medical Center as a clinical audiologist prior to moving back to California. As a Taiwanese American, Rebecca is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. She enjoys helping her patients to improve their quality of life by restoring hearing and alleviating them from vertigo.
Dr. Ryan Bullock has been with South Bay Hearing since November 2012. During his time at South Bay Hearing, Dr. Bullock has been an AudigyCertified Provider of Distinction for 2013 and 2014 by consistently demonstrating elite levels of patient care and satisfaction. He is a guest presenter at the Patients For Life (PFL) conferences held by Audigy Group across the country every year.
Dr. Bullock received his Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Missouri State University in 2012. As part of his residency at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, he treated patients at the Nashville VA, Alvin C. York VA, and Vanderbilt University. His doctoral project focused on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in unsuspecting populations. During his education, Dr. Bullock served for two years as the state coordinator for the Healthy Hearing Program of the Missouri Special Olympics organization. He has also worked with Missouri State University on streamlining the newborn hearing-screening programs for hospitals in the state of Missouri.
Dr. Bullock has been board certified by the American Board of Audiology since 2013. Dr. Bullock is a past national president of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) and has served on the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) board of directors as well as on the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) board of directors. In 2011, he founded Swim To Hear, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising hearing loss awareness and educating the public on the help that is available through audiology. As a former collegiate swimmer, he enjoys competitive swimming in the Southern California region and was the overall winner of the 2014 Dwight Crum Pier to Pier two-mile ocean swim.
Dr. Ian Gerszewski joined South Bay Hearing & Balance Center in 2016. He quickly became known for his superior level of patient care and concern for the well-being of his patients. He uses a customized process to tailor solutions specific to each patient based on their lifestyle, needs, and goals. He believes that a customized approach leads to greater long-term success for his patients.
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Dr. Ian continued his studies at the University of Utah where he graduated at the top of his class with his Doctor of Audiology degree (Au.D.). During his studies he worked in a variety of audiology and hospital settings providing him with a wide range of experience. He completed his residency at the Ear, Nose and Throat Center of Utah where he worked alongside a team of neurotologists and ENT specialists.
Dr. Ian earned his board certification by the American Board of Audiology in 2016. In the past he served on the board of directors for Loop Utah, which provided and advocated for assistive listening technology in the community. As a student he served on the board for the Student Academy of Audiology. Additionally, he was one of only 4 students from the United States who was invited to participate in the annual International Audiology Student Conference hosted by Oticon at the Eriksholm Research Center in Denmark.
In his free time, Dr. Ian enjoys spending time travelling and exploring the outdoors with his wife and 3 boys. Some of their favorite activities include hiking, dirt biking, camping, rock climbing, swimming, and snorkeling.
Read 11 verified patient reviews for South Bay Hearing & Balance Center! Their average review score is 4.91 () from 11 reviews.
“She was very informative and wasn't stuck up. I was very happy with her.”
“I like them very much. They're very professional and very helpful. They took the time to make my hearing aids so I could hear better.”
“She was friendly, but she didn't explain to me what the earplugs were going to look like. So I thought I was getting something and I ended up getting something else.”
“The subject was the hearing aids... The reason I went there was for the product... She did a great job.”
About this clinic
We are the South Bay's favorite hearing aid providers. We were voted the Best Audiologist of the South Bay every year since 2009. When you visit our office, you will immediately notice the difference. From the cookies and laughter to the professionalism and top technology, South Bay Hearing is THE place to go for hearing aids.
We provide high technology hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. In addition, we provide diagnostic audiological testing and balance/dizziness evaluations. We have five doctors of Audiology to serve you.
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|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financial aid