(Or maybe a better way to say it is, "What it was like to realize all I - and most people - don't know!")
Imagine you are trying to talk with a loved one but the words you are trying to say don't come out the way you intend. You struggle to say the 'right word', but often times it comes out 'wrong' or sometimes not at all.It is estimated that nearly 2 million Americans have aphasia, with nearly 180,000 acquire aphasia each year.
In San Angelo we are so fortunate to have a unique annual event, the West Texas Deaf Olympics. This inspiring and fun event began 15 years ago and was created by the imaginative mind of Brenda Wellen, Deaf Educator for San Angelo Independent School District and Region 15.
Hearing health is often overlooked or avoided, and we believe one reason for that is a lack of knowing where to get started. Just like your overall health, we need to start with a "checkup" or in this case a hearing test...
Hearing health impacts overall health in more ways than hearing. Hearing loss is associated with balance problems, falls, social isolation, loneliness,