Each May, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association(ASHA) in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month to raise awareness about hearing and speech disorders. Speech disorders and related conditions also affect adults and children—with or without hearing problems. By the first grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders, usually marked by difficulty pronouncing specific sounds. Researchers are making similarly remarkable advances in assistive devices for people with speech disorders. This May, we encourage you to share our Better Hearing and Speech Month image (also available in a Spanish-language version) and our science-based health information resources on hearing, voice, speech, and language disorders.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.