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Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D.

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Beverly Hills Hearing Center was founded in 1983 by Bonnie Baehr. Prior to that, Dr. Baehr practiced at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles as a staff audiologist for seven years. She was involved with diagnostic testing, hearing aid evaluations, research and rehabilitation. Dr. Baehr did her clinical fellowship training at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in downtown Los Angeles. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language and Hearing Association, California Academy of Audiology and Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Bonnie enjoys hiking in her free time.

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Family & Friends, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

People with untreated disabling hearing loss often suffer in other areas of their lives. Not only is your overall health at risk, but you may develop social anxiety, mental fatigue, depression, and/or a host of other conditions. Not to mention poor workplace performance as a result of any one or a combination of these. An extensive scientific report from Professor …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss, Overall Health

Hearing loss is a medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide—about 48 million in the United States alone according to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The Centers for Disease Control states that is the third most common chronic physical condition, more prevalent than diabetes or cancer. Often, disabling hearing loss can be linked to other medical conditions …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

The stigma of hearing loss prevents many people from asking questions about their condition. The embarrassment of asking a “stupid” question is another barrier to people educating and empowering themselves about hearing impairment. Let’s get past that and dispel some notions about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a fast-growing health concern and the best way to address the situations is …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

If you have a family member that suffers from hearing loss, there are many challenges that will come your way. There will be times you feel loneliness due to the changes in communication and the way it has altered the relationship, frustration as you try to keep engaged, and possibly feeling distance from your loved one as it affects shared …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Work & Economy

People affected by hearing impairment and are active in the workforce or are reentering the workforce need to be educated about their rights and their ability to sustain a productive work life and an accommodating environment. The statistics on the detrimental impact of hearing loss are staggering. Untreated hearing loss can cause loss of to $30,000 in income annually and …

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research

May signals a month-long endeavor by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA) to enlighten and empower us for a continued life of health and sustainable communicative abilities. The ASHA campaign offers detailed resources to guide us in ways to identify hearing impairments and treatments that infants to adults suffer from. One of the main goals in this month of …

Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Diet, Hearing Health, News, Overall Health, Research, Tips & Tricks

Hearing is one of those things you take for granted, until it begins to change. Hearing loss occurs gradually, so often times people do not notice right away. However, if you’ve stopped to think “Why can’t I hear the birds anymore? And, did the refrigerator cycle like it was supposed to? There must be something wrong with the television, I …