Dr. Valerie Kun - Audiologist
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, where I obtained my undergraduate degree at California State University, Los Angeles. I moved to the Midwest to obtain my Au.D. at Northwestern University.
I have a few family ties to audiology: my mother is a hearing aid dispenser, and my older sister is an audiologist. Since I was young, I grew up with a knowledge of the hearing healthcare field and what it can provide for people with a hearing loss. I decided to pursue this career and fell in love with it! I completed my clinical externship year at Pacific Hearing Service and stayed on afterwards as a part of the team. One of my passions is providing healthcare to those who lack access to it, which I’m able to do by being a part of Pacific Hearing Connection, the non-profit arm of Pacific Hearing Service, and joining international humanitarian trips.
I enjoy working for Pacific Hearing Connection, as we use evidence-based practice and patient-centered care to set patients up for their highest potential. We understand that the hearing device is not the hero, it takes a combination of the patient’s motivation, the healthcare provider’s knowledge and expertise, communication strategies, education, and patient advocacy to achieve the best outcome.
Outside of work, I enjoy taking my Siberian Husky, Kodi, exploring Northern California’s beaches and forests. I enjoy visiting my family in Los Angeles, listening to podcasts, and watching movies and television shows, especially comedies.
Board Certified Doctor of Audiology, American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)