May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of Better Hearing & Speech Month is to encourage people to take action if they believe there might be a problem with their hearing or speech.
We think this month-long event is the perfect time to educate people on the prevalence of hearing loss. One out of three adults 65 and older experiences some degree of hearing loss; by the age of 75 that number jumps to one out of two. But hearing loss isn’t just a condition that affects older people. Children and young adults are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, especially as the popularity of iPods and personal music devices increases; persistent exposure to excessively loud music is on the rise thanks to earbuds and headphones and the tendency to crank up the volume. Other factors that contribute to hearing loss include ear infections, impacted earwax and ototoxic medications.
Hearing exams are the best way to detect hearing loss early, when there are more treatment options available. They enable your audiologist to identify problems before they worsen and recommend treatment to those who might otherwise suffer debilitating social and emotional effects of hearing loss including depression, isolation, memory loss and cognitive impairment.
This May, Pinnacle ENT Associates wants to help you and your loved ones experience the sounds of summer. We are offering a discount of $500 on a pair of premium or advanced hearing devices*.
If you are noticing problems with your hearing or suspect a loved one may be suffering from hearing loss, heed the message of Better Hearing & Speech Month and contact with one of our talented audiologists. Contact us at (610)-572-1172 today and mention the code “HEAR” to receive your discount.
*To be eligible for discount, the sale of the hearing device(s) must be made in the month of May 2019. Prior sales are excluded.