Every parent’s wish for their child is that he or she is happy and healthy, and when Melissa DiNofia-Bozzone learned that her daughter, Madeline, was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, with a moderately severe-to-profound diagnosis, Melissa and her husband Jason immediately responded with the promise that their daughter would “not miss a thing.”
HLAA is delighted to
announce that Chris Artinian, CEO and President of Smokey Bones Bar and Fire
Grill, has signed on as an HLAA spokesperson and National Walk4Hearing Business
Chair for the second year in a row. Chris is working with HLAA to further the
organization’s mission and to increase awareness about hearing loss. Artinian
is "very excited about being the National Walk4Hearing Business
Chair. The Hearing Loss Association of America has brought an amazing amount of
awareness through the success of the Walk. I look forward to being part of the
team and helping to raise awareness and funds to further HLAA's mission to
provide information, education, support, and advocacy for people with hearing
Attention Walkers! Remember to bring your smart phones with you to the Walk because we will be streaming live CART to web-enabled smart phones. All pre-Walk speeches will be captioned on your iPhone, BlackBerry*, or Droid.
On Walk day all walkers who have their smart phone can go to www.quickcaption.com. There on the website homepage will be a large purple Walk4Hearing icon. Simply click the icon, click the "CC" icon next to your Walk location, real time captioning will be enabled and displayed on your smart phone. There will be information cards with instructions available at the registration/check-in table on Walk day. This great service is provided by QuickCaption.
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