May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and it is dedicated to raising awareness about hearing and speech problems. This is a great time to think about your own hearing or ask a friend or loved one about theirs. The proper treatment for hearing loss can greatly improve communication and quality of life.

Signs of Hearing Loss Include:

  • Frequently asking people to repeat what they said.
  • Turning your ear in the direction of sound to hear it better.
  • Watching lip movement and facial expressions to help understand people better when they are speaking.
  • Being unable to hear all parts of a group conversation or certain words.
  • Experiencing pain or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
  • Listening to the TV or radio at high volume levels.

If you have caught yourself doing any of these things or noticed a friend or loved one doing them, we would recommend visiting an Audiologist for a hearing screening.  The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake offers Complimentary Hearing Screenings and we are happy to help! To schedule a free hearing screening or with any questions call (612) 246-4868.