Children's Communication Center

Melissa and I have the honor of being a part of an incredibly talented multidisciplinary team with the Children's Communication Center (CCC) at UCSF Mission Bay. The Hearing Loss Clinic within the CCC provides coordinated care by a pediatric otolaryngologist, audiologist, geneticist, psychologist, speech language pathologist and social worker, all in a single visit. The team works together to create an action plan for each child and aims to empower families to use resources available to them and to maximize the communication potential of their deaf or hard-of-hearing child.

So what's one of our favorite things about the Hearing Loss Clinic? It's a new project started by the Center called "Listen Up!". Each family that visits the Hearing Loss Clinic has the opportunity to develop and produce a video that simulates the hearing impairment of their child. The video provides communication tips and can be used to educate friends, family, teachers and other members of each families community. Take a look at some of the amazing videos that have already been put together by our team!

UCSF Hearing Loss Clinic team members on their first day at the new Mission Bay campus.

UCSF Hearing Loss Clinic team members on their first day at the new Mission Bay campus.

This past week the Hearing Loss Clinic opened it's doors in the new UCSF Mission Bay campus. We were thrilled to be a part of the historic opening of the new hospital, and we look forward to the weeks, months and years ahead serving children with hearing loss.


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!