Yes, I am walking again in the Walk4Hearing because HLAA is still working to make life better for people with hearing loss. This year, of course, we will be getting together for a virtual walk and then I will step out in Columbia County.
HLAA is educating people who have hearing loss about how important it is to stay tuned in – both for our brains and for our relationships.
HLAA is partnering with the consumer technology industry to ensure that our needs are part of the design process of future products
HLAA worked with Congress to pass a law permitting the sale of over the counter hearing aids for the first time and is working wih the rule making group to ensure that they are safe and helpful.
HLAA is educating people with normal hearing about the challenge of having hearing loss, and how best to communicate with someone who has it.
HLAA is connecting parents and children who have felt isolated by their hearing loss. We hear every year what a difference this walk has made in their lives, how transforming it is for both parents and children to meet others who are dealing with the same challenge.
HLAA is making it possible for many hearing loss organizations to raise money for their programs, and we are raising money for our own.
Your generous support over the years has made all this change possible. But our work isnt yet done. Too many people with hearing loss don't understand the importance of prompt treatment. Too many people with hearing loss don't understand that they need to speak up and speak out about hearing loss. Too many people don't understand our communication challenges. There is still work to do ahead!
Thank you my dear friends and family for so steadfastly supporting this walk.