Published: March 26, 2021

Looking Ahead: May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month offers information for your patients.

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Hearing Loss with the Use of Protective Face Masks offers tips to help maximize the ability to hear when someone is wearing a face mask or covering. 

How Can I Lessen the Impact of Tinnitus? offers tips for reducing the impact of tinnitus and answers some frequently asked questions.

Speech and Language Development is gleaned from the AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline (update): Otitis Media with Effusion, which offers patient friendly information for caregivers when Otitis Media with Effusion affects speech and language development.

For more patient information, search the library of content of Conditions and Treatments and Be ENT Smart articles by using keyword searches “hearing” and “speech.” is dedicated to helping patients. The content is developed from a team of AAO-HNS members, and information is delivered via peer-reviewed articles, interactive features, and video content featuring physicians. Learn more about the site and our contributors at