Celebrate better hearing and speech this month

May. 21, 2013 @ 08:50 PM


May is Speech and Hearing Month. Members of the Jubilee Sertoma Club encourage members of the community to analyze their own hearing and determine whether they are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have treatable hearing loss.

Quality of speech can be affected by the slightest loss. You may have hearing loss and need to see an audiologist for a hearing test if you:

• frequently ask people to repeat themselves

• often turn your ear toward a sound in order to hear it better

• understand people better while wearing your glasses or looking directly at their faces

• lose your place in group conversations

• maintain the volume on your radio or TV at a level that others claim is too loud

• experience pain or ringing in your ears