May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a good reminder for parents to take their child in for a hearing screening if they suspect a problem with hearing or speech. Children learn to speak by listening, and how well they succeed has big consequences on their general happiness, progress at school and later outcomes in life. Hearing problems in children are under-diagnosed, and children who have them too rarely get the services they need, according to ASHA.