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.