The amount of Americans with hearing loss is 5 times the amount of people who live in the Bay Area

The statistics are shocking! Over 36 million American adults, half of which are under the age of 65, have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss, an increasing health concern in this nation, is often preventable. This October, in celebration of National Audiology Awareness Month, we’ll feature facts, figures, and advice on all things hearing related.

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Make sure to come back to our blog throughout the month to learn more!


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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!