Hi! I'm a Development and Outreach Associate with HEAR Wisconsin. I'm passionate for its mission in eliminating communication and language barriers for people with hearing loss, especially for young children. Providing early intervention services for young children are so critical for language, cognitive and social development. I know it's very effective program - I received services as a toddler. After earning my M.A. degree, I worked in the museum field for 20 years that included accessibility projects for exhibits and programs to ensure access for all visitors with disabilities. Five years ago, I decided to “give back” by working for HEAR Wisconsin that helped me and my family all those years ago.
I hope you will consider supporting HEAR Wisconsin by joining/donating to the team & HLAA. Thank you!
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 participate in the Walk4Hearing because I want others to know that they are not alone and something can be done to live well with hearing loss no matter what age or level of hearing. I am motivated by being part of a larger mission as well as enjoying the camaraderie, meeting others who have hearing loss – their family and friends – learning from others, visiting the exhibit tables, all in my own community. And, ultimately, it’s fun for everyone!
Please make a donation to my personal Walk4Hearing page. Your donation supports the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and local communities by providing information, education, support, and advocacy. HLAA represents the 48 million people and their families affected by hearing loss in the United States, but HLAA helps one person at a time. The Walk4Hearing is evidence of that.
For more information about HLAA, please visit hearingloss.org.