Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Olga Lis, MS, CCC-A

Since 1927, May has been designated as Better Hearing and Speech month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides information to help you learn more about communication disorders such as hearing loss. They hope you’ll recognize the impact of these communication disorders in both personal and professional settings. This year’s theme is Communication at Work. Join us as we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech month with hearing tests!

Social Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Did you know that living with untreated hearing loss has a lot of negative outcomes? When you can’t hear clearly, it becomes increasingly difficult to communicate at home and at work. You may ask people to repeat themselves, but struggle to hear what’s being said. You may find yourself feeling isolated and alone, or worried about how others perceive you.

Treating hearing loss has social benefits, and when you wear hearing aids you’ll be able to follow conversations with ease. Whether you’re having a conversation with your spouse at home, or chatting with coworkers at the office, hearing aids will help you hear every word. Keep up with the water cooler gossip, spend more time with friends, and enjoy conversations without asking people to repeat themselves.

Physical Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss has negative outcomes on your physical health and wellbeing. If you have hearing loss, you can’t hear all the sounds in your environment, including the sounds that warn you of danger. This could be a yell from a coworker, a honk from a car, or even the beeping of a smoke detector.

Treating hearing loss has physical benefits and will keep you safe. You’ll hear more of the sounds around you, easily locate sounds, and prevent accidents. Not only that, but people who treat their hearing loss are more active than those with hearing loss. You’ll feel more confident driving, going to the store, or even going for a walk. This is good for your physical health, provides great exercise, and lowers your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity. 

Economic Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

If you’re struggling to communicate at work, you’re risking your economic stability. When you’re not able to keep up in the boardroom, or fail to hear instructions on the jobsite, you risk saying or doing the wrong thing. You could also make a costly mistake, and endanger your safety or your job.

Treating hearing loss has economic benefits. With discreet hearing aids tucked behind the ear, or resting in the ear canal, you’ll easily follow what’s being said, even in meetings. You’ll catch every detail of instructions, and add your own opinions or concerns during briefings. You can avoid making mistakes on the job, and continue being a great employee. When you treat your hearing loss, you’re more likely to get the promotion you’ve been eyeing, and you won’t risk losing your job.

Communication at Work

As many people are working from home, it’s more important than ever to treat your hearing loss right away. As workplace communication is taking place over the phone or on Zoom calls, clear hearing is the key to pulling your weight at work. Find out how hearing aids can help you hear clearly on the phone, and understand each sentence the first time.

Ask us about Bluetooth enabled hearing aids that can connect directly to your smartphone. These devices can stream audio right to your ears, and your hearing aids will work like wireless headphones. Imagine how easy conference calls will be with hearing aids, and find out more about communicating at work.

Book a Hearing Test

Are you ready to get the benefits of treating hearing loss? Call Audiology Central today to schedule a hearing test. Discover your unique hearing loss, and see what sounds you’ve been missing. Then, explore your treatment options, and find the hearing devices that will help you communicate at home and at work. Enjoy the benefits of clear hearing in your personal and professional life, and celebrate Better Speech and Hearing month with hearing aids.

  1. how untreated hearing loss affects relationships, causes anxiety and depression, and can be isolating
  2. the benefits of treating hearing loss – social, economic, medical, etc.