Raise awareness about communication disorders during Better Hearing and Speech Month
At least 20 percent of U.S. adults, at some point in their lives, have a significant problem with hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, or language. Communication disorders can compromise physical and emotional health and affect the social, educational, vocational, and recreational aspects of life.
To raise awareness about communication disorders, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health, joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This year’s Better Hearing and Speech Month theme is “Communication for All.”