May is national better speech and hearing month, and preventing hearing loss can play an important role in individual wellness.

Hearing disorders are an important issue for our families and retirees-children are particularly affected by hearing loss and hearing problems increase after most individuals' turn 55. Hearing and language difficulties in our older family members could indicate that more significant problems such as Parkinson 's disease have developed.

Hearing is also critical to your children's intellectual and social development. If your child has difficulty pronouncing sounds or stuttering, he or she may possibly have a hearing disorder. If you suspect your child might have some hearing loss, an assessment by a qualified audiologist is in order.

Speech and hearing problems can be corrected or even prevented. Early identification is the key; the earlier a problem is identified, the sooner treatment can begin.

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