Amelia would like everyone to join her Walk4Hearing team. If you can’t join as a walker then please donate whatever you can to make her goal!
This is the first year we have done this and if it goes great I want to make it an annual event.
As most of you know Amelia was first diagnosed at her 4 year check up. I mentioned to the doctor that she always had to have everything loud and that’s when she told me that she did fail her hearing test. We were them referred to The Hearing Center of Spring Hill where they did a full audiology test and she failed that as well so we were then sent to Vanderbilt ENT.
After then same results at Vanderbilt we were fitted for hearing aids that very same day. She had a moderate sloping to severe high frequency hearing loss. She picked out purple hearing aids with clear sparkly ear molds for her first pair! She got them on August 29, 2018.
It’s been over a year with them now and she has adjusted well to them. It was hard to keep them in at first, but once we added our charms it was perfection. She never wanted to take them off.
Please consider donating to Amelia’s Walk4Hearing Campaign!
The actual Walk4Hearing in June 15, 2019. Registration is 7:00 and it starts at 8:00. It will be held at Shelby Park in Nashville.
Do You Know Six People?
If so, chances are you know someone with a hearing loss. That's because 48 million people in the U.S. - or 1 in 6 - have some degree of hearing loss.
I'm participating in the Walk4Hearing to raise funds and awareness to help improve the lives of people with hearing loss, starting right here in my own community. I want to let others know that they are not alone, that there is help, and that they can live well with hearing loss. The funds I raise will go directly to the national and local programs and services dedicated to supporting those individuals.
Hearing loss is permanent, there is no cure and it can't be reversed. But it can be screened for, treated, and in many cases, prevented. In fact, if gone untreated, hearing loss can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. So I am issuing a challenge:
Take charge of your hearing health and get your hearing screened!
A hearing screening is painless, easy, and fast, but its benefits can last a lifetime. I am asking you to take charge of your own hearing health and encourage your friends and family members to do the same. In fact, I want you to let everyone know about it. Follow HLAA Walk4Hearing on Twitter @Walk4Hearing and Tweet using #screenURhearing to let people know that you got your hearing checked or encouraged someone else to. Don't forget to like the Walk4Hearing Facebook page and even follow @hearinglossassociation on Instagram, be sure to utilize your social media network!
I'm walking because I want to make an impact on the lives of people with hearing loss. Can I count on you to take the first step and support me?