Please join us on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 as a member of Campbell's Hearoes!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 a.m. Registration/Check-in
12 p.m. Walk Starts
WakeMed Soccer Park
940 Chatham Rd
When answering the registration questions, please answer the following question with the answer "BEGINNINGS":
A portion of all funds raised by the Walk4Hearing is allocated to a local chapter or organization, so please choose what local chapter or organization you are walking in support of below (otherwise, choose HLAA National):A portion of all funds raised by the Walk4Hearing is allocated to a local chapter or organization, so please choose what local chapter or organization you are walking in support of below (otherwise, choose HLAA National):BEGINNINGS
Campbell's hearing loss is related to damaged/missing hair follicles in the inner ear (the cochlea) and there is already amazing research toward learning how to repair those hair follicles (and possibly reversing her hearing loss) - we know that the human application is still years away, but there is already hope for our baby girl and every penny counts! This article helps explain why money for research is so important:
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 $10 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.