Our team at Sound is dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, and are commemorating PRIDE month this June with continued education for our team on LGBTQIA+ topics, special events for patients, and fundraisers. Learn more about how team Sound celebrates with the SF community this month!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.
It’s time to get to know more about the person who keeps this ship afloat! We are so lucky to have Dani DeLeon as a part of our Sound team. As the front office coordinator she is the first voice you hear when you call our office, and the person who greets you during each of your appointments. We sat down with Dani to get to know more about her, and her role here at Sound!Read More
During Better Hearing and Speech Month, we raised a lot of awareness of the importance of knowing the signs of speech, language, hearing and auditory processing disorders.
In the United States, 40 million individuals are diagnosed with a communication disorder. This can include speech disorders, which occur when a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with their voice. Additionally, individuals can be impacted by language disorders which occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language) or sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings completely (expressive language). #knowthefacts
Here at Sound we love to celebrate our other (better?) half, Audiology! Dr. Melissa Wilson-Beer is our wonderful audiologist and the co-owner of Sound Speech and HEARING Clinic. In honor of National Audiology Day we’re exploring what exactly Dr. Melissa does here at Sound, and why she does it!Read More
New findings show many parents have concerns about their child's communication. Know this facts this BHSM! We’ll share content all month long to get you in the know of all things communication!Read More
As a part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we are working with a local non-profit, Help A Mother Out, to collect diapers during our Mother’s Day diaper drive! Help A Mother Out is a non-profit organization that works to improve baby and family well-being by increasing access to diapers for families in need. We’re collecting diapers all month long - just drop by our office to donate.Read More
Today we celebrate the person who supports us, keeps us in line, and greets each and every patient with a smile! Happy administrative professional day to our fabulous front office coordinator Dani! We would be lost without her, and feel so grateful to have her as a part of our Sound family!Read More
The stages of speech and language development are the same for all kids, but the age at which kids develop them can vary a lot.
It's important to know the signs of a speech and language delay, and to seek out an evaluation if any concerns exist. How do you know if there is a delay or if the signs you are seeing are alarming?
Signs fo a language disorder, as identified by the American Speech and Language Association, can include:
Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older)
Does not babble (4-7 months)
Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months)
Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
Says only a few words (12-18 months)
Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years)
Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5-3 years)
Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)
Has trouble with early reading and writing skills* (2.5-3 years)
Our director of audiology, and Sound SHC partner, Dr. Melissa Wilson Beer, recently contributed to the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Leader Blog with the article “Simple Ways To Boost Health Care Access for People With Communication Disorders.”Read More
A scientific review of a large number of studies shows that the use of hearing aids causes significant improvement in the quality of life of those with hearing loss. The results of all studies reviewed are remarkably consistent.
The review is published in the scientific report, "Evaluation of the Social and Economic Costs of Hearing Impairment". The report presents the results of a comprehensive study of almost all scientific research on social and economic impacts of hearing loss in Europe, Australia and the United States. Overall improvements in quality of life, overall improved health, and preceived higher cognitive function from famaily members were among some of the key points highlighted in the study. #themoreyouknow
Source: "Evaluation of the Social and Economic Costs of Hearing Impairment", October 2006, Hear-it AISBL
Every year, on the third Thursday of March, thousands of adults send notes, emails, letters, texts, videos (you choose!) to encourage and inspire young people across the country, during Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.
2019 AIKD is March 21.
Participating in AIKD is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are appreciated. Words are powerful – young lives are changed by this day and simple act of your encouragement, love, and kindness.
Join Sound Speech and Hearing Clinic in letting a kid (or 2 or 3) in your life know just how awesome they are! We’ll have letterhead available at our front desk all week long, and will send out a letter to your child, niece, nephew, or family friend so that it arrives in their mailbox March 21st.
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is March 21st. Join the letter writing campaign this March! Help your kids (and the kids you know) hear just how incredible they are! Just ask the front desk how you can get involved.Read More
Did you know hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. Heart disease and arthritis are the only two conditions that impact more Americans that hearing los. #themoreyouknow
We’re celebrating our 4th birthday all year long, and sharing the love during an Open House February 26-28 for our patients, family and friends! The event will include a FREE hearing screening, FREE technology demonstration and FREE hearing health consultation. We hope you can join us for this very special event.Read More