On May 21, 1986, President Ronald Reagan officially declared the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month – a time dedicated to promoting healthy hearing, increasing awareness and understanding of hearing health, and to shine a spotlight on the issues faced by those who struggle with hearing loss. Healthyhearing.com gives a fantastic overview of the history, purpose, and benefits that have come from observing Better Hearing Month for many years.
“Over the years, the annual month-long campaign has reached many of those who might have been reluctant to have their hearing tested, as well as encouraging parents to have their children’s hearing tested. It allows the hearing care industry a platform to encourage those who might be experiencing hearing loss to get screened, and many of those hearing care professionals offer free or lower-priced hearing tests during the month of May. It is also a good time to look for deals or incentives on hearing aids, or just to read up on the latest technology.”
Read more about Better Hearing Month at https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52440-Better-hearing-month-88-years-of-promoting-hearing-health
Other resources are available at https://www.asha.org/bhsm/ and at https://www.audiology.org/publications-resources/consumer-information/may-better-hearing-month
As an ambassador for hearing health, CaptionCall is honored to endorse and support Better Hearing Month by encouraging people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about how to qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.CaptionCall.com.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator