This May, Miracle-Ear is celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month! The purpose of this campaign is to provide you with the opportunity to raise awareness about the positive effect hearing and communication has on our lives! Read on to learn about the many ways you can participate in Better Hearing and Speech Month, from taking steps to protect your hearing to participating in One Day Without Sound!
Appreciate Your Hearing
Our hearing is precious. It connects us with our family and friends. It’s essential for both school and the workplace. It also 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.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, an estimated 26 million Americans have a hearing loss due to noise. Noise-induced hearing loss does not just affect senior citizens, but children and young adults as well. The good news is, noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. Making simple changes can have a big impact long-term: turn down the volume on stereos, limit your time with unsafe sound levels, or wear earplugs.
One Day Without Sound
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 the Miracle-Ear Foundation recognizes One Day Without Sound. On this day, we encourage you to take the pledge and remove all unnecessary sound from your life. This is to recognize how difficult it is to live with a hearing impairment, as well as consider the ways we can take care of our hearing throughout the year.
To learn more about Better Hearing and Speech Month, visit ASHA’s website.