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2 1/2 years ago, Kris was born with moderate/severe hearing loss in both ears. He received his first set of hearing aids at 3 months old, at 7 months old he was diagnosed with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (enlarged inner ear). Kris has lost all of his natural hearing. With the aid of modern technology, continuing research and his amazing medical support staff, Kris has undergone surgery for cochlear implants. He is in the beginning stages and we are optimistic that these devices will be successful and allow him to hear.
We have been blessed with being surrounded by an amazing support system.
Your donation is greatly appreciated!!
Jessie, John and Kris
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Riverside Park – W 97 St. & Riverside Dr. New York City, NY
Registration – 9:00 am
Walk begins – 10:30 am
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 $9 million and has become the largest walk for hearing 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.
- 48 million people have some form of hearing loss
- 26 million people have noise-induced hearing loss that could have been prevented
- 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss
- 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.
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.