May is Speech and Hearing Month

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Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

For 2023, our theme is “Building a Strong Foundation”

Did you know that hearing loss ranks as one of the most common chronic health conditions that U.S. adults experience, affecting an estimated 48 million people nationwide? The World Health Organization projects that by 2050, one in four people worldwide will be living with hearing loss.

According to a recent poll commissioned by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and conducted by YouGov, 80% of U.S. adults say that maintaining their hearing health is extremely or very important to their quality of life. But only 20% have had a hearing test in the past 5 years, compared with 61% who have had their vision tested. And most adults also report they wouldn’t treat hearing loss unless it was “severe.”

Hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health, physical safety, and quality of life. If you have untreated hearing loss, you might have a higher risk of developing certain health conditions like social isolation, depression, anxiety, falls and other injuries, and cognitive decline and dementia.

By taking action and getting your hearing evaluated, you can improve your health, job/career, personal relationships, and overall satisfaction and happiness.  So why wait? Contact the team at New Hope Hearing today and schedule a free hearing assessment. Let’s improve your quality of life and keep you hearing the sweet sounds of life!