From the moment that Paisley-Glynn was born, our lives instantly changed. She was the most beautiful, precious little girl that showed us a love that we had never known before. In the past five months, she has already shown me that I am a stronger woman that I ever thought was possible. Before she was born, we would often think of the many journeys that we would share with our baby girl. I just never thought that our first journey would begin the moment she was born. Paisley-Glynn was born with Microtia, which is where the external ear canal fails to completely develop. Her right ear looks like the prettiest little peanut we've ever seen. We have been fortunate enough to find a great resource in Cincinnati Children's Hospital with Dr. Choo. The most recent update with Paisley-Glynn is that she received her Baha hearing device, and her CT scan showed that her inner and outer hearing organ are perfectly developed. Please help us support our precious baby girl!
Information on HLAA
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.