I recently lost most hearing in one of my ears and it took me a couple years to break out of the 'small life i let it impose on me - the awkwardness and embarrassment, the excuse making to cover it up.
The Walk4Hearing aims to eradicate this stigma for sufferers. The Walk happens across the country and has raised more than $10 million since 2006.
If you chose to support me with a donation, i'm grateful - any amount between $1 - $25. If you chose not to, that is TOTALLY fine. I'm grateful to have you as my friend.........
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
- 48 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
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.