Happy International Women's Day!

At Sound, we are proud to be a Women owned business! We are so fortunate to know such strong, smart, and hard working women. To our patients, patients' mothers, colleagues, caregivers, sisters, wives, daughters, and partners - we celebrate you today!

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Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!

Buying children's headphones for the holidays? What you should know!

Buying children's headphones for the holidays? What you should know!

Preparing for the holiday season, retailers are stocking up on the newest brands of headphones. Many brands are claiming to be 'safe for kids' or providing '100 percent safe listening'. An article this morning in The New York Times discusses a recent analysis by The Wirecutter looking deeper into the claims of many of these new headphone brands. 

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Toy Drive at Sound!

We have partnered with the San Francisco Firefighter Toy Drive this holiday season to collect gifts for children birth through 12 years old! Bring in your favorite toy, book, or gift card to help make the holiday season a bit more magical for SF youth.

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The bin will be located in our waiting room - feel free to drop off toys, or start a collection with friends and family. We will collect donations at our office through December 20th. Help us fill our bin, and make our neighboring Station 29 firefighters proud.

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Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!

An Inspiration in Professional Sports - "Sound is No Barrier"

We loved this inspirational story in the New York Times this week! South Korean tennis player, Lee Duck-hee, has achieved greatness in his sport (ranked 143rd in the world) - and has achieved this greatness without hearing. The Times states, "Lee is exceptional among professionals, too. He is deaf, and no deaf player in the sport’s history has reached these heights. In tennis, simply seeing the ball is believed to be insufficient. Hearing the ball, top players say, enables faster reactions — a crucial advantage in a sport where powerful serves and groundstrokes mean that every tiny fraction of a second matters."

Jean Chung for The New York Times

Jean Chung for The New York Times

Duck-hee has been up against tough odds when competing in the sport. Studies show that humans react faster to auditory stimulus than a visual stimulus. Tennis players often gain their first reactions from auditory information, making split second decisions that allow them to make their play.

Reaching No. 1 world ranks and the best tennis player in South Korean history is Duck-hee's goal. We for sure are rooting him on in meeting this goal! 

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Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!