To raise awareness about disorders related to hearing, voice, speech, or language, the NIDCD and HLAA join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and other organizations in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This year’s Better Hearing and Speech Month theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.”
Below are some great resources containing important information to be used not only during Better Hearing and Speech month but throughout your hearing journey.
Hearing Loss Basics
Questions to ask yourself. You could have a hearing loss and might need to have your hearing checked.
Hearing Assistive Technology
Use of hearing assistive technology (HAT) is one important way for consumers to address their hearing loss.
Hear Well. Stay Vital. Preserve the Passion
New public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, hearing tests and what to do about hearing loss.
Check out the programs listed to find out you might be eligible for services.
Communicating with Health Care Professionals
The Guide provides information, resources, and tools to help improve communication in medical settings.
Advocacy: Know Your Rights
Several laws have been passed to help eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability and to enhance accessibility.
Mayo Clinic Connect: Hearing Loss Group
A place where you can meet people living with hearing loss and supporters. Join the discussion!
Employment Tool Kit
HLAA has developed an Employment Toolkit to provide information about the workplace for people with hearing loss.
Travel: TSA - What to Expect
The What to Expect Guide aims to facilitate your security checkpoint screening experience.