We’re excited to celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month throughout the month of May! The purpose of this month is to raise awareness about hearing health and hearing protection. Read on to learn about the many ways healthy hearing can have a positive effect on your life and how you can participate this hearing and speech month.
Our hearing is precious. It connects us with our family and friends and enhances our life and learning experiences. It’s important that we do all we can to recognize and appreciate all that our hearing does for us and protect it for the future. The effects of hearing loss go well beyond the ears. People who treat hearing loss report significant improvements in their lives, including:
Most people know that exposing your ears to loud sounds can have a negative effect on your hearing. But, how loud is too loud? Researchers have discovered that extended or repeated exposure to sounds of 85 decibels or above can cause permanent hearing loss. The noise measurement of some common sounds are: