We're back and better than ever! Jake and Evan are again leading our team, Let's Hear It For the Boys, as we participate in our 11th annual Walk4Hearing!
This year, Evan is raising money to purchase a loaner pair of hearing aids for the Audiology Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). When Evan's brother, Jake, was first diagnosed, he benefited from a loaner pair of hearing aids from CHOP. He tried them out to see if he liked them and if they helped him hear better. For some families, loaner aids offer a financial buffer too.
Jake and Evan work very hard educating people about hearing loss, advocating for themselves, and making the world a more accessible place. Let's help them achieve their goals, and support them as they raise awareness for hearing loss.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal AND walk with us!! Your presence at the Walk is just as important as your donations!!
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH IN MERCER COUNTY PARK - THE WEST PICNIC AREA OFF OF HUGHES DRIVE!
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 10AM AND THE WALK STARTS AT 11AM!
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $9 million and has become the largest walk for hearing taking place in cities across the United States.
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
- 48 million people have some form of hearing loss
- 26 million people have noise-induced hearing loss that could have been prevented
- 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss
- 60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings
Hearing loss affects one's ability to communicate every day in different situations - from a dinner conversation at a noisy restaurant, on the phone, to not hearing alarm clocks and smoke alarms. For people with hearing loss, these situations can be become obstacles without the right information and support. HLAA provides the assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.