Contribute to Sound's Spring Book Drive, benefiting our neighbors at Friends of the San Francisco Public Library!Read More
Who knew speech and hearing could be this much fun?! Let us share our love for the field, the science, and the people that we work with each day with our weekly dose of Sound Advice.
Not all errors in speech are due to articulation. Sound errors can follow a pattern called a phonological process - a simplification of adult speech. Learn more about these speech sound errors, and when they are expected to "go away" as a child's communication develops!Read More
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!
Nicole is the first speech-language pathologist hired at Sound, and brings energy, creativity and FUN to each and every work day. We sat down with Nicole to learn more about her life in and out of Sound.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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."
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!
Headed to the movies this Thanksgiving weekend? You may want to think about bringing along some hearing protection. The American Hearing Research Foundation finds movies to be a "source of premature hearing reduction". Check out this entertaining and informative video by TODAY show correspondent Jeff Rossen who uses a sound level meter at several different movies. Frequently the sound was peaking above 85 decibels, an area that could potentially damage your hearing.Read More
Japanese researchers have identified a gene that causes sensorineural hearing loss. The team successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mice. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss.Read More
Jody Vaynshtok our speech-language pathologist was featured today on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leader's Blog. As a guest blogger, Jody discussed holistic care of patient's with hearing loss.Read More