BHSM Virtual Events

Join ASHA during these virtual events to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM).

Google+ Hangout

Theme: BHSM—Communication Disorders Are Treatable

Date/Time: Original broadcast - May 6, 2014

This broadcast included ASHA President Elizabeth McCrea, as well as ASHA members, representatives from Easter Seals, and the U.S. Department of Education. The importance of early intervention in treating communication disorders was discussed, including the following topics:

  • Newborn hearing screening and monitoring
  • Autism-related communication issues
  • Noise-induced hearing loss in children
  • Language and literacy skills for summer break

Visit the BHSM Google+ page to watch the event.


Twitter Party

Date/Time: Original chat - May 20, 2014

Hosted by lifestyle technology and parenting blogger, Michele McGraw (@scrappinmichele), and additional parenting bloggers.

During the BHSM Twitter Party, parents and other interested parties learned and asked/answered questions about speech, language, and hearing disorders. Follow the chat by follow the hashtag #BHSMChat on Twitter or through Tweetchat. No registration required.

Read Michele's personal story.


Instagram Contest

Theme: A Week in the Life of the Professionals, BHSM Edition

Contest Dates: Contest Closed

Who Can Enter: ASHA Members

Our BHSM Instagram Contest is now closed. See the winning photo!

ASHA wanted to know (and see!) all of the fabulous ways you're celebrating BHSM in your daily work and life. Members took photos of their BHSM-related events, displays, and other activities, and shared them with us and everyone through the Instagram app. Members were asked to upload their photos to Instagram between May 1st and 12th and include the hashtag #bhsm in the caption. View BHSM contest entries.

After May 12, all entries were entered in a random drawing to receive a package of BHSM products.

Email with any contest questions.