May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month
Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? This campaign was started in order to raise awareness of hearing loss and communication disorders. Did you know that 37.5 million adults in the United States say they have hearing loss. That’s 15% of the population! Did you know that untreated hearing loss can lead to social and emotional isolation and put stress on your relationships?
Signs that you may have a hearing loss include: difficulty hearing conversation in noisy environments such as a restaurant, you feel that people are mumbling, people often have to repeat what they have said to you, you have trouble following conversations and you have noises in your ears such as ringing, buzzing or hissing.
If you have any of these signs you may have hearing loss. Everyone over the age of 50 years should have their hearing tested annually. Please call our office at 973-542-4031 to schedule your appointment for a hearing test. The test is easy, quick, painless and is covered by most health insurance companies.