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May celebrates Hearing and Speech Month

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May is designated as Speech and Hearing Month.

Did you know that one in six Canadians has a speech, language or hearing disorder? Speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication disorders technicians work daily with Canadians of all ages to help them deal with many different types of communication disorders.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada  is encouraging local residents to join with the rest of Canada and take part in a video campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of communication health.

Anyone who has had  experience with a communication disorder can record a short video about their speech-language  pathologist, audiologist or communication health assistant.

They can film the video in any language and post it on social media with the hashtag #maymonthstories.

If you or someone you love experiences a hearing or speech impairment, Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres are available  to help and can be visited  without a doctor’s referral. Services are covered with a valid MSI card. There is an office is at 112 Provost St., in New Glasgow.

For more information visit  www.nshsc.nshealth.ca or call 1-888-780-3330.

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