May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 5, 2011 by

May is Better Hearing and Speech month. This annual event is hosted by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It has been the month dedicated to awareness surrounding different forms of communication impairments from hearing, speech, and language difficulties. For over 75 years this has been celebrated to raise the public’s awareness of these impairments. It is estimated that around 28 million American citizens suffering from a hearing impairment, yet only 21 million seek medical attention to help dramatically improve their hearing, leaving 7 million people struggling.  May’s awareness of hearing, communication and understanding, will allow for people to receive treatment, because of the awareness raised in communities.

Don’t let having a speech or hearing impairment keep you from communicating with other around you. You shouldn’t feel misunderstood or confused when trying to commutate with others, but if you do don’t be afraid to seek help. Reach out to members who support Better Hearing and Speech Month for help. HearFlorida Audiology Group is here to help you with your hearing needs. Our supportive doctors will take the time to help you through your hearing exam and beyond. We understand that support is one of the most important things of a patient who has a hearing and or speech impairment.

You can help others who suffer from a speech or hearing impairment by supporting Better Hearing and Speech  Month. With your help, awareness will be raised and support will be given. For more information on both Better Hearing and Speech Month and The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, please visit their website.  Remember, you can help change the life of someone with your support in the month of May.