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Celebrating Life: May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

In May Celebrate and appreciate your hearing and speech abilities. Take a positive approach. Participate in awareness events in and around your community this month to keep you up to date with the variety of help that is available. 

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

(NC) Many of us take our hearing and ability to speak for granted. Whether we are talking with a group of friends, playing a sport or listening to the radio, our ability to communicate is vital in our everyday activities. For one in ten Canadians however, speech, language or hearing problems are a daily challenge. These communication disorders significantly affect the work, school and social aspects of the lives of tens of thousands of Canadians, of all ages. Few of us could ever know the isolation and frustration they face.

The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), and 5,400 members across the country are working together throughout the month of May to raise public awareness concerning the professions and the many issues surrounding speech, language and hearing disorders. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are highly trained professionals who work daily with Canadians of all ages to help them deal with many different types of communication disorders. Whether working with an autistic child, or a person recovering from a stroke, they strive tirelessly to help improve the quality of life and health of the people they serve.  

May month promotes and celebrates both the professions and the contributions made by speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel to the health of our country. Watch for exciting events in your community such as hearing screenings, speech clinic open houses, contests, radio talk shows and other activities. More information is available online at www.speechandhearing.ca.

May is Speech & Hearing Month!

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