Melissa's Favorite Sound Memory!

Last, but defiantly not least, is co-owner, and audiologist Melissa Beer.

My favorite Sound memory is that when we first opened, Jody and I would spend days driving all around the city to inform other providers and potential referral sources of our new clinic. We didn’t know how we would be received - welcomed, dismissed, ignored?

Armed with chocolates and hot-off-the-press brochures and business cards, we covered all of San Francisco. And we did it again the next week. And the next. After awhile, front desk staff got to know us, then providers, and then their patients. We built some very meaningful relationships in those early days with our grassroots efforts and it’s fun to think back to how no other form of “marketing” is as effective as simply saying “Hello, this is who I am. It’s nice to meet you.”

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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!