Washington DC Walk4Hearing

The Nationals

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. 

It’s a Group Effort!

What else would we call ourselves but "The Nationals" in honor of our nation's capital, the HLAA National Staff and Board, and our members and constituents who want to join this team! [After all, the Nationals are champions!-- think World Series.]

There’s strength in numbers and we can accomplish so much by working together toward a common goal. And the goal for today is - to have you join "The Nationals!"

We’re walking to raise awareness about the importance of hearing health and to help improve the lives of people living with hearing loss. No one should have to be on this journey alone.

Did you know...48 million (or, 1 in 6) people in the United States are living with some level of hearing loss? In today’s noisy world, millions more are at risk. We may not be able to reverse hearing loss, but we can help make a difference. The funds we raise as a team support programs that benefit people with hearing loss, including HLAA's advoacy programs that represent all 48 million people in the U.S.

It is estimated that people who suspect they have hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking treatment. If left untreated, hearing loss can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. That’s why it is so important to get your hearing screened! So, if you think you may have a hearing loss, I challenge you to take action.

The call to action for the Walk4Hearing is “Get Your Hearing Screened!” A hearing screening is quick, and easy, but the benefits can last a lifetime. I’m asking you to take care of your hearing health and encourage your loved ones to do the same – maybe it’s even something you can do together to show support!

Social Media-tize it! Tell everyone about it! Follow HLAA Walk4Hearing on Twitter @Walk4Hearing and tweet using #screenURhearing to let others know you got your hearing screened. Don’t forget to also “like” the Walk4Hearing Facebook page and follow @hearinglossassociation on Instagram. Let’s use our social networks and spread the word!

Whether you join The Nationals Walk4Hearing team, make a donation, or help raise awareness by sharing what you’ve learned, HLAA appreciates your support as we work to improve the lives of people living with hearing loss!

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