Better Hearing and Speech Month 2009 Campaign: Listening Up in a Down Economy

April 15, 2009

Never before has hearing health been so important to so many Americans. As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous economy, others are giving advice on the best ways to look your best both on the job and during job interviews. With all the chatter, no one is talking about the importance of hearing your best to increase your chances for success. This fundamental gap in the economic dialogue presents a tremendous opportunity for the hearing healthcare community.

The theme for the Better Hearing and Speech Month is Listening Up in a Down Economy, and the campaign focuses on how hearing health affects job security, performance, and employment opportunities. BHI is encouraging people of all ages who are either seeking employment or who want to protect their jobs to make sure that unaddressed hearing loss does not pose a barrier to employment success. For Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is inviting all hearing health professionals nationwide to help kick off our "Listening up in a down economy" campaign to help people with hearing loss stay competitive in the workforce and while looking for employment.

Download our 2009 hearing health professional local media kit at the following link It consists of the following:

  • Customizable press release for hearing health professionals
  • Backgrounder on hearing health
  • News feature article: When it comes to job interviews, how you hear affects how you look: 5 tips for hearing and looking your best
  • Key messages for interviews with reporters
  • BHI screening audiogram form
  • BHI quick hearing check