May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of organizations like our team that provide life-altering treatment to children everyday! Learn more about our team by visiting our website today.
Did you know...The average person is born with about 16,000 hair cells within their inner ear. These cells allow your brain to detect sounds. By the time you notice hearing loss, many hair cells have already been damaged or destroyed. You can lose 30% to 50% of hair cells before changes in your hearing can be measured by a hearing test. Damaged inner ear cells do not grow back.
In addition to damaging hair cells, noise can also damage the auditory nerve that carries information about sounds to your brain. Early damage may not show up on your hearing test.
Although there is no treatment to restore normal hearing, you can prevent hearing loss from loud sounds. Protect your hearing! And if you already have hearing loss or are experiencing pain, discomfort, or ringing in the ears, take steps to keep it from getting worse.
TIP: Is the noise too loud? If you need to shout to make yourself heard, then yes. And you need hearing protection such as earplugs or noise-cancelling earmuffs. Do not listen to headphones for a long time. Turn the volume down and take periodic breaks from the noise.
3 Patriotic Books for Preschoolers
1. You’re my Little Firecracker by Natalie Marshall
2. The Fort by Laura Perdew
3. What does it mean to be American by Arabs DiOrlo and Elan Yoran
Fuel your children's body!
1 in 6 children aged 2-8 years has a mental behavioral or developmental disorder.
1 in 5 children have allergic eczema.
1 in 12 children have food allergies.
1 in 8 children have asthma.
1 in 5 children are obese.
1 in 9 children have depression/anxiety.
With the statistics rising, let's start with something we can control everyday; our food that we choose to give to our children. Our brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That "fuel" comes from the foods you eat — and what's in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.
When you stick to a diet of nutrient-rich foods, you're setting your child up for fewer mood swings and an improved ability to focus. Studies have even found that clean diets consisting of mainly whole, unprocessed foods, can help with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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