Team CRM Audiology has been part of the Walk4Hearing for the past few years raising thousands of dollars for the organization. We walk to represent all of the families touched by hearing loss that we have worked with over the year and who became part of our family! The money raised in this Walk4Hearing is shared between the national organization and local Walk sites. At the national level, funds provide information about hearing loss through website and other resources, outreach to veterans returning with hearing loss, and support for parents of children with hearing loss. At the local level, the funds are used for Captioning and hearing assistive technology at HLAA chapter meetings, scholarships toward college tuition for students with hearing loss, funding for hearing aids and devices for people who cannot afford them, installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, captioning of live theater productions and local seminars on coping with hearing loss for families.
Team CRM Audiology, together with our friends at Team Listening Partners are excited to bring all of our families and friends together again this year for this great cause I hope you will consider donating to either team or start your own team and join us for a fun-filled day at the Walk on May 13th! Happy fund raising and happy walking!
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
- 36 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.