May You Hear And Speak Better

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Pasadena’s Hear Center wants everyone to speak and be heard

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:11 pm

The right to speak and be heard is an inalienable right, and The Hear Center is working hard through low-cost community services and outreach to make sure everyone gets their chance.

Especially in the upcoming Better Hearing and Speech Month this May.

A community and family-based agency located at 301 East Del Mar Blvd., The Hear Center has been helping the speech- and hearing-impaired learn to better their lives through therapy, and various hearing and speech services.

Better Hearing and Speech Month is a yearly event when the American Language-Hearing Association raises awareness on hearing and speech problems and encourages people to analyze their own and to take action if they think they might have a problem.

Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is not just a condition of the aged. Millions of people of all ages worldwide suffer from many forms of hearing loss, and The Hear Center asks everyone to be aware of the signs:

- Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
- Turning an ear to the direction of sound to hear it better
- Understanding a conversation better when you look directly at the person. Seeing their facial expression and lip movement can help someone understand another better if there is a hearing problem
- Being unable to hear all parts of a group conversation
- Experiencing pain or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Listening to the TV or radio at volume levels higher than other people normally listen to

If you know of anyone showing any of these telltale signs, The HEAR Center suggests a visit to our audiologists, a health professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing problems.
Please call us to schedule a free hearing screening in honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month.

Better Hearing and Speech Month is not just an event for the speech- and hearing-impaired, it is a reminder for everyone to be aware and take action.

To find out more about Better Hearing and Speech Month, visit http://www.asha.org/bhsm or www.hearcenter.org

For more information about The Hear Center and the services it provides, visit http://www.hearcenter.org or call (626) 796-2016.

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