Gia was born on March 23rd with profound hearing loss to both ears. She had cochlear implant surgery in July 2012. she is now a full time student at a deaf School in Hackensack. We walk as a family to support not just our princess Giana but everybody that have been affected by hearing loss.
Giana is now learning sign language to help her communicate with us, she struggles on a daily basis to communicate with the world around her. We see how socially she feels out of place because she cannot communicate with other kids her age who does not have a hearing loss.
we are amazed everyday at our princess, she is a fighter and the only thing we want is for her to be proud of she is and how she amazes us everyday on her accomplishment.
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Thank you for all the support
Team Princess Giana
Why Walk? We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
- 36 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.