Visit the links below for campaigns from around the world related to supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists and individuals with communication disabilities.
Canada – Speech & Hearing Month
Each year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication disorders and the professionals who can help.
Throughout Speech & Hearing Month, SAC and more than 6,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and supportive personnel highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders. SAC’s goal is the same: to help people “Speak well. Hear well. Live well.”
United Kingdom – Giving Voice
Since 2010, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) has encouraged therapists to get involved in the Giving Voice campaign—a grassroots initiative that equips clinicians to raise the profile of their work locally. Visit the website for resources including a campaign toolkit to help you plan events, prepare to meet decision makers and get good news stories into the local media.
United States – Identify the Signs
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Identify the Signs campaign raises awareness among parents, caregivers and educators about the early signs of communication disorders. A campaign toolkit, including press release and blog post templates, social media post examples, and brochures is available on the website.
United States – Listen to Your Buds
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s award-winning Listen to Your Buds campaign educates children and parents about practicing safe listening habits when using personal listening devices, in order to avoid possible noise-induced hearing loss in the future.