Every May, organizations all over join the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) to promote Better Hearing & Speech Month. Help celebrate by learning more about communication disorders and available treatment options!
- Nearly 1 in 12 (7.7 percent) U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language, or swallowing in the past 12 months.1
- Approximately 15 percent of American adults, or 37.5 million people, report some degree of hearing loss. (2017)1
- At least 20 percent of U.S. adults, at some point in their lives, had a significant problem with hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech or language. (2018)1
- In the U.S., 1 in 6 adults reports having some trouble hearing. (2018)1
- In the U.S., 28.8 million adults have hearing loss severe enough that they could benefit from hearing aids.1
- By the first grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders.2
- 3 million+ Americans stutter.2
- 6–8 million Americans have some form of language impairment.2
1National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
2American Speech-Hearing Association
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