Center Spotlight: Jessie Johnson, Improving Healthcare through Assistive Technology

  Center Spotlight: Jessie Johnson, Improving Healthcare through Assistive Technology  Everyone who has been to the Hearing and Speech Center has probably met our Clinical Practice Manager, Jessie Johnson. You may not know that beyond coordinating our audiology team, Jessie is the driving force behind our community outreach. She teaches classes about how to care for […]

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is partnering with Project Homeless Connect

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is partnering with Project Homeless Connect (PHC) by offering hearing services to San Francisco’s homeless, and near homeless, through the Community Day of Service program. Project Homeless Connect is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with city agencies, businesses, organizations, and the community to offer comprehensive services by […]

Dating with Hearing Loss

First dates are stressful enough. Add hearing loss into the mix and you might decide living the life of a hermit is the easier choice. But there’s no need to shy away from a fun evening out and getting to know somebody better. Even if you’re in a committed relationship, the occasional date night is […]

Community Spotlight: Sara Oser

Meet Sara Oser, one of the co-founders and presidents of the Hearing Loss Association of America North Bay Chapter. Together with Tawna Cooley and Donn Nisja, she works to build a chapter that informs, educates, supports and advocates for people with hearing loss. Sara first became involved with the HLAA after attending the national convention […]

Summer Camps at the Center: The Youth Programs Take a Hike

Learning doesn’t only happen during the school year here at the Center! For the past eight years we have partnered with the YMCA-Camp Jones Gulch to provide a fun and educational camp for middle and high school students. This year a group of eleven kids, ages six to thirteen, attended camp in the Marin Headlands. […]

Back to School! Changes and Growth at the Center’s Preschool

It’s been a summer of growth and change for the renamed Chatterbug School here at the Hearing and Speech Center! With the addition of a new classroom, new teacher, and new name, we are incredibly excited to watch our preschool become a leader in early childhood education. The new name, Chatterbug School, was created by […]

Importance of Regular Hearing Tests

Hearing loss affects one out of three adults ages 65 or older. Hearing impairment develops gradually that many aren’t aware of a problem until it has advanced beyond a treatable stage. This can be avoided…

Brain Fitness & Hearing Loss

Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with moderate to severe hearing loss are most at risk for developing degenerative cognitive disorders. A study to look at the effects of Brain Fitness software was conducted on participants with a wide range of hearing abilities, the results were impressive.

Auditory System Deprivation and Its Long-Term Effects

When it comes to maintaining the auditory system, we lose it if we don’t use it; just as the muscles in our bodies become sore when we exercise after a period of doing nothing. The auditory system has a hard time getting back into shape, especially if your patient has gone a long time without treating their hearing loss and they suddenly decide to wear hearing devices.

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