Get to know Gretchen


Gretchen is the newest addition to our team. She brings years of experience, compassion and even some healthy eating to this now part of 5. Learn more from our newest AUD-ball at Sound!

Describe your role at Sound

I am an Audiologist with a passion for helping people better understand their hearing and improve their communication.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Compassionate, energetic, grounded.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of being an Audiologist is helping patients hear better and communicate more effectively.

What led you to starting Sound?

I was looking for a supportive, fun, innovative environment in which to work. I have previously worked only for large hospitals and for a hearing aid manufacturer, so I was intrigued by the challenges and opportunities that come along with working in a private practice.

What’s something about you that not many people know?

I lived in Guatemala for 2 years with my family when I was a teenager.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?

Traveling to Cambodia and visiting the World Heritage Site at Angkor Wat.

Where are we most likely to find you when not at work?

When not at work I'm often outside somewhere- a park, a beach- anywhere I can get some fresh air and sunshine and let my dog run free.

Before working at Sound what was the most unusual or crazy job you had?

I briefly worked as an assistant to a Real Estate agent and even got my Real Estate license!

Anything else fun to share?

I love going to live music shows, but I always wear my hearing protection!


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!