Annette Pinder

Achieving Communication Excellence

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center’s Accent Modification Program is Making a Difference in Achieving Communication Excellence by Annette Pinder I grew up in Brooklyn, and did not find anything unusual about the way I spoke until I moved to Western New York. I couldn’t figure out what about my accent turned people off. According to, a New York accent has a “nasal” quality, which is ... »

Autumn Means Bidding Adieu to Summer

Autumn is officially here, and bidding adieu to summer is definitely bittersweet. Don’t get me wrong. I love this season. I just worry about what comes afterwards. Just as last year’s memories of one of our harshest winters ever finally begins to fade, most of us can’t help worrying about what’s in store for us this year. Fall always has a way of making us feel nostalgic, which is feeling a sense ... »

New DENT Dizziness and Balance Center Brings Hope, World Class Diagnostics and Treatment

by Annette Pinder Have you ever felt dizzy or lightheaded? Lost your balance? Experienced vertigo (a feeling of spinning)?  One in 3 people will have dizziness or balance dysfunction during their life time. They are the number 1 complaint of patients over age 70 and number 3 complaint of all patients (after headache and lower back pain). Twenty million Americans visit the emergency room each ... »

New Breakthrough Treatment for Depression

  by Annette Pinder   Depression is a devastating brain illness that affects millions of Americans, their families and even their employers. People with depression may exhibit such symptoms as problems with sleep, appetite, level of energy, and concentration. They may show a lack of motivation, unusual feelings of guilt, and experience sadness or irritability. This is now well understood to b... »