Find Your Quiet Space

Join Sound Speech and Hearing Clinic (Sound) and The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California (HSCNC) in determining the quietest (and loudest) restaurants, cafes and bars in San Francisco using the new “Yelp for sound” app SoundPrint.

Capture noise levels and readings Monday October 22 – Thursday October 25 in select neighborhoods (see below). All participants are encouraged to meet up Thursday, October 25, following measurements, at the Napper Tandy, to celebrate a week of data collection with FREE appetizers, ear plugs, hearing checks and raffles, in honor of National Protect Your Hearing Month.

You can get involved by downloading the SoundPrint app, and beginning to capture data using “Sound Checks”! Participants are encouraged to collect “Sound Checks” from 5-10 establishments per day in the following neighborhoods:


Monday 10/22

  • Western Addition/NOPA

  • Haight Ashbury/Cole Valley

  • Richmond

  • Presidio

Tuesday 10/23

  • Potrero/SOMA

  • Mission Bay/Dogpatch

  • Civic Center/Tenderloin/Downtown

  • Sunset

Wednesday 10/24

  • Marina/Cow Hollow

  • Pac Heights/Presidio Heights/Laurel

  • Russian Hill/Nob Hill

  • North Beach/Telegraph

Thursday 10/25

  • Hayes Valley

  • Bernal Heights/Glen Park

  • Noe Valley/Castro

  • Mission - Meet up at the Napper Tandy when you are done from 6:30 - 8:00

Sound Print is an app known as the “yelp of sound”, allowing users to identify restaurants, bars and cafes where noise does not interfere with conversations. Sound and the HSCNC have partnered with Sound Print to bring this service to the Bay Area. Through this week long campaign the two clinics will curate a “Quiet List” of venues in San Francisco.

Looking for more information, or want to get involved? Reach out for additional information!


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!