May brings us more than spring flowers, it brings us an opportunity to appreciate and care for our hearing. May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM)! The American Speech-Hearing-Language Association has themed this BHSM, "Communication takes care." That's because taking care of your ears isn't just about your ears. Having an annual hearing test impacts your whole body health, including your brain.
So you didn't know that your hearing was tied to your whole body health. Don't feel bad, research into how hearing impacts whole body health is only now receiving the attention it deserves. This important research continues to support the idea that people who treat their hearing loss aren't just caring for their ears, but their whole body. So what's the difference for people who treat their hearing loss and people who don't?
In May of 1927 a public health campaign began titled Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) to focus awareness on the challenges and solutions for people with hearing and language differences. Today, it's also a wake up call for every single American. This May care for your hearing and yourself by having your hearing tested by a hearing health professional.
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