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, understanding, or hearing.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is proud to have joined with other specialty groups in releasing lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” The Foundation’s newest recommendations are items six through 10.
Kids ENT Health Month
National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW), led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, is a weeklong series of events promoting awareness of oral, head, and neck cancer, highlighted by a day of free cancer screenings throughout the U.S.
Sleep Awareness Week
This annual event, created by the National Sleep Foundation, seeks to promote better sleep as a way to increase overall health and well-being.
World Voice Day
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day. On World Voice Day, everyone – young and old – is encouraged to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits. The American Academy of Otolaryngology‒Head and Neck Surgery has sponsored the U.S. observance of World Voice Day since its inception in 2002.