In addition to helping patients in our day to day operations, one of our big missions at Chicago Hearing Services is to be an educator about hearing health for the general public. That’s why we’re so excited anytime there’s an initiative that draws attention to this very important topic. One of the events that do the most for hearing health is ASHA’s Better Hearing and Speech month, which happens every May.
If you’re a part of an organization whose mission it is to help spread the word about hearing health, ASHA has some great resources to help you spread the word, including posters, brochures, and social media graphics. The American Academy of Audiology also has its own set of promotional materials and informational fact sheets that are very useful for educating others about a variety of hearing-related causes.
Each year, Better Hearing and Speech month is centered around a few specific topics in hearing and communication health. This year, ASHA is drawing attention to these four causes, among others:
- Early Identification of Communication Disorders in Children [doc]
- Hearing Loss in School-Aged Children [doc]
- Swallowing Disorders in Adults [doc]
- Older Americans & Falls [doc]
Finally, if you want to show off your pride in Better Hearing and Speech month, ASHA has some unique promo items to help you celebrate the cause.
Remember, there’s no better way to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech month than by taking note of the individuals in your life that may need help with communication-related issues and referring them to a professional so they can get the help they need!