91 years ago, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. The goal? To raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges and encourage people to take action and treat their own hearing and speech problems.
It worked. Today, we know more about hearing loss — and the importance hearing plays in our quality of life — than ever before. For instance, we know that untreated hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline and dementia. We also know that people who treat their hearing loss are more likely to be optimistic and engaged in life.
This May, we’ve put together a Better Hearing web page that lives up to the spirit of ASHA’s mission. It raises awareness by answering some of the most common questions about hearing loss, and provides easy ways for people to take action — all in one interactive, easy to navigate page.
Click here to check it out on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and use this designated month to hear better so you can live better!
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