Dear Family and Friends,
This year, the Walk4Hearing will be held Sunday, May 21, 10 am, at Walnut Hill Park, 184 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. Please join me and Team HLAA-Eastern Connecticut Chapter for a fun-filled day.
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.
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
- 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
- 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.
HLAA is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. HLAA has made a difference in my life. Please join our team and sponsor my efforts for the Connecticut Walk4Hearing 2017. No gift is too small nor too grand.
Thank you for your continued support of a cause that is so near and dear to my heart. I truly appreciate your support.
Thank you, Sandra and Hearing Dog Cora
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.