May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of Better Hearing & Speech Month is to encourage people to take action if they believe there might be a problem with their hearing or speech.

Balance

Dizziness or loss of balance is the second most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices. National Institute of Health statistics indicate that dizziness will occur in 70% of the nation’s population at sometime in their lives. Although very common, acute or chronic problems with equilibrium may indicate serious health risks or limit a person’s everyday living.

Tinnitus Treatment

Due to the personal and unique nature of each Tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for Tinnitus, Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a hearing test, your professional may refer you to an otolaryngologist for further examination.

Facts About Hearing Loss

Life is enriched by the experiences we have through our five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. Together, our senses enable us to learn and enjoy life. Hearing is especially vital; it enables us to communicate our wants, needs, and emotions.
You cannot reverse hearing loss or eliminate all Hearing Voids. However, your Advanced Hearing and Balance Specialist professional can apply the appropriate care and technology to lessen their effects and improve the quality of sounds you hear. Unfortunately, many people suffering from a hearing loss are either unaware or ashamed of their condition and do not utilize the available advanced technology.