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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. This month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment. ASHA is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The theme of the 2014 campaign is Identify the Signs. Many communication disorders are treatable and, with early identification and therapy, many young children can catch up with their peers’ communication skills. With adults, certain communication needs can benefit from continued therapy or other help.

Launched in the fall of 2013, the Identify the Signs campaign focuses on how to recognize the signs of speech, language and hearing disorders—and stresses the importance of early detection. The campaign has already gained traction through its popular public service announcements, media coverage, social media activity and involvement of high-profile partner organizations such as Easter Seals and National Head Start Association.

The link on the ASHA website provides information on spreading the word about communication disorders, how to identify them, and lots of other helps anyone can use to connect people to what they need for improving communication in their lives.
One difficult area for adults with a hearing disorder can be the telephone. Telephones do not carry all the frequencies that speech sounds produce, narrowing the range that people hear on a phone. For someone with a hearing loss, they may hear only part of the already truncated range a phone puts out.

One product that can help is Amplicom. Based in Neuss, Germany, Amplicom USA harnesses modern technology, together with superior functionality and design as the driving forces behind the brand. Amplicom USA products are tailored to the needs of the hard of hearing and the aging population in general. Since more than 30 million people in the United States have some degree of hearing loss, Amplicom USA, headquartered in Long Island, New York, was created to meet the needs of this customer group.
The corded and DECT 6.0 amplified cordless telephones provide a louder and clearer listening experience, larger buttons and displays, and provide options for emergency situations such as the DECT 6.0 wrist device found in the PowerTel 680. Using yourSOUND™, users have the ability to program multiple hearing profiles within one telephone separates the Amplicom PowerTel Series from its competition. Clocks offer the unique wireless notification of alarms and telephone ringing. In addition, plans for mobile and other consumer electronics are currently underway for the future at Amplicom USA.

Amplicom USA has all of the elements of the supply chain at its disposal. From the development center and manufacturing facilities, to the marketing and sales team, Amplicom USA successfully coordinates all business processes. The logistics and service center is strategically based in Nashville, Tennessee to provide distributors with timely shipments throughout the country. Situated in the Central Standard Time Zone, it affords customers on both coasts ideal telephone access to service representatives for all questions and concerns regarding our amplified telephones and other products.

Given the current environmental landscape, Amplicom USA understands that being Green is more than just a fad, it is the necessary future. Outside of complying with mandatory European RoHS directives, all products utilize energy efficient power adapters that require less energy consumption to power the products. Additionally, all of the cordless handsets for the amplified cordless telephones have ECOmode, which reduces the radiation considerably, when compared to standard cordless DECT telephones. Find a place to buy here.

Check out the products and learn more about communication disorders in May.

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