American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

PSAs for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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Anything that limits your hearing, speech, or language abilities limits your life. If you suspect a hearing or speech problem, call an audiologist or speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Audiology PSAs

10-Second PSA

Do you know you could have a hearing loss? If some sounds seem muffled, call an audiologist and have your hearing checked this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

30-Second PSA

Do you know you can have a hearing loss, even though you deny it? Many Americans do. If you have to ask people to repeat what they say, if you often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it, if you hear better when you're looking directly at someone's face, you could have a hearing loss.

Find out for sure. Call an audiologist and have your hearing checked this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month. To find a certified audiologist, call 1-800-638-8255.

60-Second PSA

Do you know you can have a hearing loss, even though you deny it? Many Americans do. More than half the people older than 65 have impaired hearing, but hearing loss can happen to anyone, of any age.

Do you have to ask people to repeat what they say before you can understand them? Do you often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it better? Do you hear better when you're looking directly at a speaker's face? Do you find it hard to follow conversation when you're in a group of people?

These are signs of hearing loss. Fortunately, treatment for hearing problems has never been better. Even the slightest hearing loss can be treated. Don't take chances with your hearing. If you think you have even a slight hearing problem, find out for sure. Call an audiologist and have your hearing checked this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Speech-Language Pathology PSAs

10-Second PSA

Anything that hurts your ability to communicate limits your life. If you have problems expressing your ideas or understanding others, call a speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

30-Second PSA

Anything that impairs your ability to communicate limits your life. Yet 14 million Americans have a speech or language problem, and many do not know that they can be helped.

If you stutter, have problems pronouncing certain sounds, or don't always understand what people say to you, you could have a speech or language problem.

People of all ages have these problems. With proper treatment you can eliminate or minimize their impact. If you need to know more about speech and language problems, call a speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month. To find a certified speech-language pathologist, phone 1-800-638-8255.

30-Second PSA

Karen works twice as hard as her college classmates to get through the same textbook. Bobby's grade school teacher says he's bright but is a discipline problem.

Mike is conscientious, but when his boss gives simple verbal instructions, he gets confused. These people have speech and language problems. They are among the one in six Americans with communication disorders.

Without help, they fail in school and work. With help, their success has no limits. Learn more by calling a certified speech-language pathologist in your community.

30-Second PSA

Imagine not being able to communicate simple thoughts like "Thank you" or "Tell me a story." For millions of Americans with speech and language disorders, this is reality. For them, words don't come easily.

Speech and language disorders range from stuttering or extreme hoarseness to an inability to speak or remember words.

For more information, consult a speech-language pathologist in your community. And the next time you say "I love you," remember, not everyone can.

60-Second PSA

Talk is not cheap. Ask the 14 million Americans who have a speech or language problem. They have to work everyday just to express their needs, wants, and ideas.

Speech and language problems can affect anyone of any age at any time. Young children can have a language delay that limits early learning. Older people can have aphasia following stroke, a condition that leaves them unable to express thoughts. People of all ages can stutter or have problems with their voice.

Speech and language problems are serious. They isolate us from other people and frustrate our efforts to learn and grow. Nobody has to accept a speech or language problem. Proper treatment can eliminate or minimize its impact.

If you or someone you care about has a problem speaking or understanding, find out if the cause is a speech or language disorder. Consult a speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month. To find a certified speech-language pathologist call 1-800-638-8255.

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology PSAs

30-Second PSA

You are listening to the radio right now. Throughout the day you talk to family, friends, and colleagues. You use your hearing and speech all the time. You probably take them for granted.

But illness or accidental injury can impair your ability to hear and talk. Anyone, of any age, can be affected at any time. If you suspect a hearing or speech problem, call an audiologist or speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

60-Second PSA

Listen for a minute. I'm talking to you. You listen and talk all the time. But when is the last time you really thought about it?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, the perfect time to communicate some important information about hearing and speech. One in six Americans has a hearing, speech, or language problem--a condition that makes it difficult to communicate with others. Untreated, these problems can limit you at home, school, and work. Anyone, of any age, can have or develop an impairment of the ability to hear, speak, or understand effectively.

Treatment to eliminate or minimize communication problems is available. If you suspect a hearing, speech, or language problem, call an audiologist or speech-language pathologist this May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.

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