National Men’s Health Week and is raising awareness of the interconnection between hearing loss and a man’s overall physical, psychological, and fiscal wellbeing.
BHI is urging men across America to get their hearing checked and is educating the public and media about how hearing aids can benefit the vast majority of people with hearing loss.
More than half of the 34 million people in the United States with hearing loss—a full 60 percent—are male. And of those, more than 15 million suffer from unaddressed hearing loss.
Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. Its purpose is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Men’s Health Week gives healthcare providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
While all of June is observed as National Men's Health Month, National Men’s Health Week is a special period recognized by Congress. The Week was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. This year, National Men's Health Week runs from June 11 through 17.
BHI looks forward to raising awareness of how hearing health is linked to other aspects of a man's health; how it affects his quality of life, relationships, and earnings; and how hearing aids can benefit the vast majority of men with hearing loss.
We encourage hearing healthcare professionals across the country to join us in our efforts. Here are several ideas for promoting National Men’s Health Week:
For more information, or to download materials on National Men's Health Week, visit http://www.menshealthmonth.org/. Also available for distribution is BHI's Consumer Brochure with Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Loss.
Thank you for helping to raise awareness of the importance of hearing health.