In 1986, Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation naming May Better Hearing and Speech Month. His own decision to start wearing a hearing aid in public made national headlines in 1983. His hearing loss was caused by a pistol firing close-range during film production in his days as an actor.
As he shared: “Sounds, whether we produce them or receive them, are an integral part of our lives,” Reagan said. “Sounds – both the ones we hear and the ones we make – help us to understand others and to be understood.”
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Hearing loss knows no economic or age boundaries. It could be anyone dealing with a hearing loss … it could be YOU. Break the silence, seek help and work with a professional audiologist to help you or a loved one HEAR TODAY.