On May 13th, Rachel, Ayla, Jacob and I will once again participate in the Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing.
Jacob has been living with progressive unilateral hearing loss. Fortunately, Jacob's condition has been stable, and he continues to do well. But Jacob is only one of many children who live with hearing loss. Between 2 and 3 children out of every 1,000 are born with deafness or hearing loss. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing helps to raise awareness about hearing loss, works to eradicate the stigma associated with this condition, and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss and their families.
Jacob relies on his incredible team of caregivers and necessary technologies in order to accommodate his hearing loss, including his indispensable sound fields, for example. Please consider supporting our effort to raise money for the Hearing Loss Association of America to provide all children with hearing loss the same resources and opportunities Jacob has had.
Thank you so much.
Marc, Rachel, Jacob & Ayla
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 $7.7 million and has become the largest walk for hearing taking place in cities across the United States.
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.