When the Speech-Language-Hearing Association 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 significant today as it was 93 years ago. Maybe more so.
Because if these past months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of staying connected, informed and safe — and better hearing is key to all three!
- Better hearing makes it easier to stay in touch with friends and family.
- Better hearing helps ensure you stay up to date on ever-changing news and information.
- Better hearing helps you feel safe, healthy and independent.
Of course, we also 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.
You've earned better hearing!
This Better Hearing Month, promise yourself that you'll never be disconnected again. And — as things in your community begin to open back up — use this dedicated month to hear better so you can live better!