Have you heard? May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Designated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1927, BHSM was formed to raise awareness for hearing loss and speech disorder. Each year they offer a different campaign theme.

This 2014 theme is “Communications Disorders are Treatable” and aims to help “Identify the Signs” of communication disorders, especially in children.

Early identification and intervention is crucial in preventing developmental delays in children with hearing loss and other speech and language disorders. Knowing the warning signs makes spotting these disorders easier.

Do you suspect that you have hearing loss or another type of communication disorder?  There is no better time than now to see a professional. At Hearing Associates, we offer comprehensive hearing health care and personalized solutions. Schedule your today appointment at our main office in Mason City or at any of our other locations in northern Iowa and Albert Lea, Minnesota.

If you suspect a loved one may be suffering from a communication disorder or if you just want to learn more about the campaign, check out IdentifyTheSigns.org.