MEET THE TEAM
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Gold Country Hearing, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Call us today at 866-400-5574.
Kimberly Bonney is dedicated to providing the highest standard of service to ensure the best solution for each patient’s individual needs. She has a strong awareness and deep compassion for individuals with hearing loss. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2001 from CSU Sacramento and worked at a non-profit hearing center in Sacramento. She then began working as an educational audiologist in Placer and Nevada County schools where she found working with children who were deaf and hard of hearing to be very rewarding. While working on her doctorate degree, she began working for a hearing aid manufacturer to gain insight into private audiology practices. In 2010, she graduated from Salus University with her Doctor of Audiology degree and bought Gold Country Hearing determined to bring the very best audiology and hearing aid services to Rocklin and Sacramento. Kim enjoys scuba diving and spending quality time with her family when she can squeeze it into her busy schedule.
Dr. Tracy Volkman believes investing in the lives of her patients is the key to meeting their communication needs. She is committed to helping them find the best solution to improve their hearing and improve their quality of life. Tracy graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Master’s Degree in 2003 and earned her Doctorate degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University, School of Health Sciences in 2011.
Tracy worked for both a local Ear Nose and Throat physician as well as a large hospital before moving to a private practice audiology group in Roseville for the last eight years. She has enjoyed the varied dynamics of each setting, but loves the family feel of private practice and is very happy to join the team at Gold Country Hearing. Tracy loves spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, is an enthusiastic arts lover, enjoys almost any activity that involves getting outdoors and has been competing in triathlons for the last three years.
Dr. Charley Sanders, AuD and the team at Gold Country Hearing are excited to show what sets them apart as leaders in the industry. As a hearing aid user himself, Dr. Sanders understands that hearing loss can be isolating, so he is dedicated to helping his patients hear their best and stay connected with their loved ones. He is determined to change the perception of the industry and meet the unique needs of his patients by empowering them to experience a greater independence and sense of belonging. Understanding the desire to feel a part of things, Dr. Sanders takes the time to educate his patients and their families about hearing loss and its treatments.
A native of the area, Dr. Sanders received his Master’s degree from CSUS and his Doctorate at Salus University. A witness to how treating hearing loss enriches lives, he returned to his alma mater, CSUS, to teach the next generation of audiologists. Patients return again and again, often referring their friends and family, and to Dr. Sanders, that trust is the ultimate compliment.
Dr. Marissa Gilger, AuD, knows the vital importance of hearing well and staying connected to the world around you. As someone who has struggled with hearing loss since childhood, Dr. Gilger brings her unique perspective and first-hand experience to her patients. Inspired to become an audiologist after visiting audiologists for treatment as a child, she is excited to use her knowledge as both a patient and a provider to serve her community.
Dr. Gilger was a former student of Gold Country Hearing’s Dr. Charley Sanders, AuD, at Sacramento State University, where he teaches future audiologists. After graduating from CSUS, she attended the University of the Pacific, where she graduated with her doctoral degree in Audiology. In her spare time, she has a blast hiking and camping with her husband Jake and their Great Dane, Ruth.
Dr. Elizabeth Barragan, AuD, wholeheartedly believes in making a difference in the lives of others and improving her patients’ quality of life with better hearing and communication. A Sacramento Valley native, Dr. Barragan attended Sacramento State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She then received her Doctorate of Audiology from University of the Pacific.
Since obtaining her graduate degree, she has gained valuable experience in private practice helping her patients to hear their very best and stay connected to their loved ones. Dr. Barragan is fluent in Spanish and in her free time, she loves traveling, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Hearing Aid Dispenser Lic. No. HA-8487
Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist Camille Smith is dedicated to finding solutions to help people hear their very best. Her deep sense of compassion for the hearing-impaired community has inspired her to continue to learn about how to best to serve our patients. She is continuing her education in Audiology and Speech Pathology, studying Communication Disorders and Deaf Education in order to help them connect with their families and the world around them. She strives to serve our patients by educating them about their hearing loss and its impact, and how hearing instruments can assist to restore that loss and enrich their lives.