May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May 8, 2014
Kelly C. Bawden, MS, CCC-SLP

Believe it or not, it’s May. Yes, I know. But people tell me that the calendar doesn’t lie, so I’m going with it. May is good for a great many things, not the least among them the annual speech-language-hearing extravaganza known as Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). This event is organized every year by our national organization, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in an effort to “raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.” At it’s core, BHSM is an opportunity for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to engage the public at large in a conversation about what we do and why we do it.

There are a great many things going on this mont to work towards that effort. So many, in fact, that one can easily become overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. Below you’ll find a small smattering of links and other ways to find information about the causes, identification, prevention, and treatment of all manner of communication disorders.

BHSM Information

  • Twitter: this is a hotbed of BHSM activity. Search the hashtag #bhsm (or check out the feed) and you’ll be privvy to a wide range of facts and stories from around the country.
  • Watch the archived video of the recent google hangout hosted by ASHA

Speech-Language Disorders

Hearing Loss

If you come away from this with nothing else, please know that Communication Disorders are Treatable! Have questions? Reach out and connect with an SLP or Audiologist. Talk to someone in your local area, or you can always talk to us! Leave a comment below, join us on Twitter or Facebook, or email us privately at info(at)

Happy BHSM to you all!

(This post was also published on our sister site, Care Options for Kids, formerly The Hello Foundation Online Therapy Blog)