When the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month back in 1927, their goal was to raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges and — more importantly — encourage people to take action and treat their own hearing and speech problems.
That mission is just as important today as it was 92 years ago. Maybe more so. Because today we know more about hearing loss — and how important hearing is to our quality of life — than ever before.
For instance, we know that untreated hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline and dementia. We know that hearing loss is linked to increased risk of falls and social isolation. And we know it can cause higher medical costs, mental fatigue and more.
But most importantly, we know that people who treat their hearing loss are more likely to be optimistic, engaged, socially active, and happy that they did something about this easily treatable issue.
Start your better hearing journey today
This Better Hearing Month, we 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 people have about hearing loss, and provides easy ways for you to take action — all in one informative and interactive page.
Click here to check it out on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and use this dedicated month to hear better so you can live better!