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 $12 million and has become the largest walk for hearing loss taking place in cities across the United States.
Why We Walk:
UNC has a long history of community development programs, and the current UNC students would love to carry on this tradition of hands-on community involvement.
The majority of the UNC students participating in this year's walk are future audiologists and speech-language pathologists. These students are extremely excited to support their patients and peers with hearing loss. Some of these students have been diagnosed with hearing loss themselves.
We all have a passion for creating supportive networks and spurring research in the area of hearing loss. We find it important to support our patients both inside and outside of the clinic. Please help us by supporting us in this year's Walk4Hearing!