Did you know that one out of ten people has a hearing loss? Chances are you know a few people with some degree of hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways – falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and now, a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline. Many people age into their hearing loss while they are still in the workforce. Hearing loss can be prevented, screened for, and treated. The HLAA Walk4Hearing brings people together in communities to create awareness about hearing loss.
Why I Walk
I am deaf and have bilateral cochlear implants. This organization is a life saver for people with hearing loss like me. I had hearing loss for 44 years before finding out about HLAA when I lost the balance of my hearing in my right ear and had been deaf in my left ear since birth. This is the largest walk for hearing to help raise awareness for hearing loss. Won't you join me in the effort to raise funds to provide education, advocacy and support for those with hearing loss?
Marla Peoples - Chairpersn for the City of Orange Chapter