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Better Hearing & Speech Month

May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking or hearing. is dedicated to offering information for your patients. The content is developed from a team of AAO-HNS members, and information is delivered via peer-reviewed articles, interactive features, and video content featuring physicians. Learn more about the site and our contributors at

Below is a sampling of Be ENT Smart Better Hearing and Speech information: 

For more patient information, search content under Conditions and Treatments and Be ENT Smart articles by using keywords “hearing” and “speech.”

More Resources for Better Hearing and Speech Month

Bulletin articles: 

Visit the "Block Out the Noise" page for a downloadable Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) poster and more resources on how people can protect their hearing from permanent damage due to noise.

You can aalso access more information at the National Insitute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Patient Health Information 

A Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health

Better Ear Health 

Hearing Loss

Buying a Hearing Aid