Every May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives everyone who has hearing and speech difficulties and those who regularly interact with anyone who has hearing and speech challenges a chance to raise awareness about communication disorders.
The theme for this year is “Connecting People.”
Hearing loss is experienced by about five percent of the world’s population. Five percent of this population also has problems with speech.
Communication is a crucial part of our daily lives. BHSM raises awareness about the obstacles that those with hearing loss or speech challenges have with it.
We’ll go over a brief history of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
In 1927 BHSM was founded by the Federation of Organizations for the Hard of Hearing as part of National Hearing Week. In 1958, the event eventually became Better Hearing Month and then evolved into Better Hearing and Speech Month in 1972.
Previous themes for Better Hearing and Speech Month included: “Communication for All”, “Communication Across the Lifespan”, and “Communication at Work”.
Easy Ways to Observe Better Hearing and Speech Month
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