Every May, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association raises awareness about hearing and communication by celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). The theme for 2022 is, "Connecting People."
Hearing and communication are vital ways we experience the world and connect with the people we love. For many, communication is difficult because of hearing loss or speech conditions. In fact, more than 48 million people in the U.S. experience some degree of hearing loss, and 1 in 10 Americans have some type of communication disorder.
Your health is important, that's why it is so important to take care of your hearing now and for the future. Be proactive about your hearing health and help us spread awareness for Better Hearing and Speech Month!
Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss. You may not realize it, but you are likely exposed to dangerously loud sounds at times. Any sound over 85 decibels can be harmful to your hearing, leading to hearing loss. This includes live music, fireworks, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and power tools. It's crucial to wear hearing protection, such as earplugs, to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
There is a lot to learn about hearing loss and communication disorders. In order to normalize and decrease the stigma surrounding hearing loss, it is important to spread awareness. There are plenty of resources online that can help you get started. Check out www.asha.org to learn more.
It's important to have your hearing checked regularly, just like you visit a doctor every year or go to the dentist on a regular basis. We can test your hearing and identify any changes in your hearing ability. The earlier changes in hearing are detected, the more proactive you can be.
Be proactive during Better Hearing and Speech Month by taking care of your hearing! Contact us today to have your hearing examined or to learn more on how you can spread awareness on hearing health.