On October 14, I will be participating in the Walk4Hearing for Summit Speech School and HLAA. As you know, Summit Speech School is near and dear to our hearts, and any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!!
Summit Speech School’s mission is to teach New Jersey’s children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen, learn, and speak, so they can become full participants in the hearing community. We work with children and their families to develop skills in listening, learning, and communicating, tools they will need to meet the challenges of the greater world. Since it was founded in 1967, our School has built an outstanding record of achievement. Our early and intensive investment in these young boys and girls yields tremendous dividends for them, their families, and society as a whole.
For more information about Summit Speech School, please visit summitspeech.org
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 $12 million and has become the largest walk for hearing loss 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.
- Approximately 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
- More than 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in their workplaces
- An estimated 1 in 5 American teens experiences some degree of hearing loss
- 2.3 million Veterans receive either disability compensation for service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for related hearing issues
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.