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May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Furthermore, the BHI estimates that hearing loss affects more than 6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44. Nearly 1.5 million are of school age. So, what causes hearing loss, if it isn’t necessarily the result of growing older? And can anything be done to prevent it? Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading risk factors — and one that’s largely preventable. Following are steps you can take to reduce your risks:
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It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.
February is American Heart Month, so show your heart some love. It's a great time to take charge of your cardiovascular health, make a few lifestyle changes and learn something new.
What's on your resolution list for the New Year? Lose a few pounds, exercise more or try a new hobby? What about getting your hearing checked?
Has someone said this to you? Or have you said it to someone else? Often a family member or friend is the one who encourages someone to get his or her hearing checked.
“You need to get your hearing tested.” Whether spoken by a family member or your family doctor, these seven words aren’t always easy to accept. Your response might be “I’m not ready yet.” But what are you really saying? Do you fear the unknown? Or perhaps you have misconceptions about what’s involved with a “hearing test” appointment.