Language Delays

As a parent, it is normal to compare the development of your child to others.  That scenario certainly applies to language development.  If you think your child’s development of speech and language is slower than normal, compare your impression with what other family and friends are thinking. If you are still concerned after sharing your thoughts and your child is in the 18-30 month age range, consider the factors have been proven to indicate a young child’s language and speech development may be delayed:

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Snoring: Nothing to Joke About

People who snore are often the brunt of jokes, but this serious condition is no laughing matter. Chronic snoring is a real problem that can cause relationship tension, drowsiness and fatigue, and lead to lapses in memory and concentration. Often, it’s an indication of a serious health disorder such as sleep apnea.

If you are a snorer, you’re not alone. Forty-five percent of adults snore occasionally, while twenty-five percent are considered habitual snorers. Snoring can affect people of all ages regardless of sex, though it is more frequent in men and those who are overweight.

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of Better Hearing & Speech Month is to encourage people to take action if they believe there might be a problem with their hearing or speech.

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Sporting Events Can Damage Your Hearing

The Seattle Seahawks made the news in 2013 – not just for their stellar play on the field. They laid claim to a more dubious distinction that year by setting a new Guinness World Record for crowd noise.

Not once, but twice.

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Dramatic lifestyle improvement found in patients who start using hearing devices

Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss: depression, anxiety and social isolation. There are positive impacts associated with hearing solutions, as well. A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) supplies overwhelming data about how much of a difference hearing devices can make.

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