Summer Ear Care: How to avoid "swimmer's ear"

A common summer ailment is “swimmer’s ear,” an infection in the outer ear canal that is caused by moisture trapped in the ear canal or an injury to the ear canal. This ailment doesn’t just occur in children, adults can also get this condition! Below are some tips to help keep ears of all ages safe this summer. And if you do fear that you may have swimmer’s ear, be sure reach out to your audiologist or Ear Nose and Throat physician for an evaluation.


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!