Better Hearing and Speech Month
May 1 – May 31 CDT
Better Hearing and Speech Month, observed in May and sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking, understanding, or hearing.
Hearing loss and other communication disorders can affect people at any age. For example, hearing loss can be present at birth or develop over time, and voice, speech, or language disorders can affect many, including children with autism spectrum disorder, people who stutter, and adults who use their voices a lot in their jobs, such as teachers and performers.