Welcome to Better Hearing & Speech Month!

posted By: Earlens Web | 05.02.18

Welcome to Better Hearing & Speech Month!


Did you know that May is Better Hearing & Speech Month? Each May offers a chance to raise awareness about communication issues, like hearing loss, which can take many forms and impact people of all ages.


If you think you may have hearing loss, you should consider seeing an audiologist. Audiologists are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, identification, diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders. To determine whether you should have your hearing checked, or should consider a new hearing technology, answer the questions below. If you answer “yes” to more than one, see an audiologist.


  • Do you have a problem hearing on the phone?


  • Do you hear better in one ear than the other when on the phone?


  • Do you have a hard time understanding the conversation when more than one person is talking at once?


  • Do your friends or family tell you that you watch TV with the volume turned up too high?


  • Do you have trouble hearing when it is noisy?


  • Do you have trouble hearing in restaurants?


  • Do many people you talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?


Answering “yes” to any of the questions above could indicate that you have a hearing loss. Or, if you have already been diagnosed with hearing loss and are using hearing aids, answering “yes” could mean that you would benefit from a different hearing solution.


For instance, the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution can offer existing hearing aid wearers who are not satisfied with their current solutions a new kind of listening experience. Earlens offers a broader frequency range than any other hearing aid on the market for more complete sound. This is important because studies have shown that a broader frequency range is associated with perceptions of more natural sound quality, as well as the ability to understand speech more easily.* In fact, in a recent study of experienced hearing aid users, participants preferred Earlens 4:1 over their current premium acoustic hearing aids.**


To see an audiologist or learn whether Earlens could help you hear better, make an appointment with an Earlens audiologist near you.



*Moore, B. C., & Tan, C. (2003). Perceived naturalness of spectrally distorted speech and music. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 114(1), 408. Levy SC et al.  Extended High-Frequency Bandwidth Improves Speech Reception in the Presence of Spatially Separated Masking Speech.  Ear Hear. 2015 Sep-Oct;36(5):e214-24.


** Data on file at Earlens.

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