SUDBURY, ON – Many of us may take for granted the ability to speak, swallow, or laugh with friends over dinner. We may often forget how vital it is to be able to hear and be heard in our everyday life. When someone is unable to take part in those social activities, they run the risk of feeling alone and isolated. 1 in 6 Canadians has a communication disorder. Trouble communicating with people can limit one’s ability to express that they need help or that they’re in pain. It might mean not being able to say ‘I love you,” to a family member.