Do you know that every May we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) since 1927? The reason for this celebration is to provide an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and speech disorders. This year the theme set by American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is “Connecting People”.
On the other hand, the Malaysian Association of Speech and Hearing (MASH) has set “Communication and Wellness” as a theme with the objective to help our local communities nationwide understand how hearing, speech, and communication problems can be understood better and managed to enhance overall communication and well-being.
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates there are:
*Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40 dB in the better hearing ear in adults (15 years or older) and greater than 30 dB in the better hearing ear in children (0 to 14 years).
Hearing loss also could affect the speech aspect which mostly involved children. It can cause delays in the development of communication skills, in terms of both receptive and expressive skills (speech and language). Their vocabulary may develop more slowly than those without impairment.
Children with hearing loss and speech delay will have psychosocial impacts including communication and behavioural problems, self-esteem and image problems, and depression and introversion.
The psychosocial problems may be different for prelingual and post-lingual children. Perhaps comparatively, prelingual children would develop “more” psychosocial problems. Compared to post-lingual children (who have developed speech and language skills), prelingual children must undergo intensive and frequent assessments and therapies to develop their hearing, speech and language skills.
Thus, it is very important to get your child’s hearing checked.
Soundlife supports BHSM that and we actively involved in providing free hearing screenings for the public with different collaborators such as JCI, Lions Club, Pusat Khidmat ADUN Kampung Tunku, and Dharma Vihara Bao En. Below are the details of our events. Come and join us.
14th May 2022 (Saturday)
8.00 am – 12.00 pm at Community Baptist Church
15th May 2022 (Sunday)
9.00 am – 5.00 pm at Persatuan Ajaran Bao En Dharma Vihara Selangor
If you miss out on those events, don’t worry. You can book an appointment for a FREE ear check and hearing screening at Soundlife Hearing Kota Kemuning through this link https://bit.ly/NewApptSKK.
We also conduct a series of FB live in May and June with other healthcare professionals that covers the topic regarding hearing loss, hearing aids and general health.
10th May 2022 & 17th May 2022 8.30 pm. (Private group)
20th May 2022 (Friday), 9.00 pm
27th May 2022 (Friday), 9.00 pm
If you don’t wish to miss out on our FB health talk, do like and follow us at facebook.com/soundlifehearing
Early detection and intervention for hearing loss are extremely crucial. If you know someone who suffers from hearing loss, get them checked out right away. Book an appointment today to do the hearing test and know more about our hearing aids.
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