I love the Walk4Hearing! Why? Because it brings people together of all ages to learn about hearing loss and share experiences. I love to see children with hearing loss meet others just like themselves and know they are not alone.
How's This for Committment?
This spring, the Walk4Hearing is happening even though there's the global pandemic and we are told to stay at home. That hasn't stopped those who love the Walk4Hearing. All the spring Walks will have Walk Day celebrations....people coming together...but online! I'm editifed by the committment of people across the country and our corporate partners who said, "YES! Nothing will stop us!" The money raised goes to local programs and the HLAA national organization who is bringing you more oniine expereinces than ever to keep our community together.
#ScreenUrHearing is a big effort to get people to get their hearing screened. Come to the Walk, bring family and freinds and get your hearing screened this year. Who can resist the DC National Harbor anyhow? It's a treat in itself + Walk4Hearing + Hearing Screening.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss while bringing together families to learn from one another about hearing loss. In its 15th year, the Walk4Hearing become the largest walk for hearing loss 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.
- Approximately 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
- More than 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in their workplaces
- An estimated 1 in 5 American teens experiences some degree of hearing loss
- 2.3 million veterans receive either disability compensation for service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for related hearing issues
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.