The National Institutes of Health states that "approximately 46 million Americans experience some form of communication disorder. Communication disorders can compromise physical and emotional health and affect the social, educational, vocational, and recreational aspects of life."
Better Hearing and Speech Month was organized to raise awareness about communication disorders. This year's theme is "Communication. The Key to Connection." Visit the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website for information, publications, and interactive resources on many health conditions that affect communication.